emendation

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Etymology[edit]

emend +‎ -ation

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌiːmɛnˈdeɪʃən/, /ˌɛmənˈdeɪʃən/, /ɪˌmɛnˈdeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun[edit]

emendation (plural emendations)

  1. The act of altering for the better, or correcting what is erroneous or faulty; correction; improvement.
    • 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room, Vintage Classics, paperback edition, page 157
      Then, less melodiously, dissenters of different sects issue a cantankerous emendation.
  2. Alteration by editorial criticism, as of a text so as to give a better reading; removal of errors or corruptions from a document.
    The book might be improved by judicious emendations.

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