corrector

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English corrector, correctour, equivalent to correct +‎ -or.

Noun[edit]

corrector (plural correctors)

  1. One who corrects.
  2. (obsolete) A proofreader.
    • 1644, John Milton, Areopagitica; a Speech of Mr. John Milton for the Liberty of Unlicenc’d Printing, to the Parlament of England, London: [s.n.], →OCLC:
      Seeing therefore those who now possess the employment by all evident signs wish themselves well rid of it; and that no man of worth, none that is not a plain unthrift of his own hours, is ever likely to succeed them, except he mean to put himself to the salary of a press corrector; we may easily foresee what kind of licensers we are to expect hereafter, either ignorant, imperious, and remiss, or basely pecuniary.
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    • 1770, Philip Luckombe, A Concise History of the Origin and Progress of Printing[1], London: J. Johnson, published 1771, pages 440-41:
      To have a competent knowledge of what has been recited, besides a quick and discerning eye, are the proper accomplishments by which a Corrector may raise his own and his Master's credit: for it is a maxim with Booksellers, to give the first edition of a work to be done by such Printers whom they know to be either able Correctors themselves, or that employ fit persons, though not of Universal learning, and who know the fundamentals of every Art and Science that may fall under their examination.
  3. (obsolete) A director or governor.

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Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

corrector m (plural correctors)

  1. (cosmetics) concealer

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin corrēctor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkɔˈrɛk.tɔr/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: cor‧rec‧tor
  • Rhymes: -ɛktɔr

Noun[edit]

corrector m (plural correctoren or correctors)

  1. corrector

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Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: korèktor

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From corrēctus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

corrēctor m (genitive corrēctōris); third declension

  1. corrector, improver, reformer

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative corrēctor corrēctōrēs
Genitive corrēctōris corrēctōrum
Dative corrēctōrī corrēctōribus
Accusative corrēctōrem corrēctōrēs
Ablative corrēctōre corrēctōribus
Vocative corrēctor corrēctōrēs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • corrector”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • corrector”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • corrector in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • corrector in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

corrector m (plural correctores, feminine correctora, feminine plural correctoras)

  1. Superseded spelling of corretor. (Superseded in Brazil by the 1943 spelling reform and by the Portuguese Language Orthographic Agreement of 1990 elsewhere. Still used in countries where the agreement hasn’t come into effect.)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin correctorem.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /koreɡˈtoɾ/ [ko.reɣ̞ˈt̪oɾ]
  • Rhymes: -oɾ
  • Syllabification: co‧rrec‧tor

Adjective[edit]

corrector (feminine correctora, masculine plural correctores, feminine plural correctoras)

  1. corrective, correcting

Noun[edit]

corrector m (plural correctores, feminine correctora, feminine plural correctoras)

  1. corrector
  2. proofreader

Noun[edit]

corrector m (plural correctores)

  1. spell checker
    Synonym: corrector ortográfico

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