hypercorrection

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

hyper- +‎ correction

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌhaɪ.pə.kəˈɹɛk.ʃən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌhaɪ.pɚ.kəˈɹɛk.ʃən/
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Noun[edit]

hypercorrection (countable and uncountable, plural hypercorrections)

  1. (linguistics) Nonstandard language use that results from the over-application of a perceived prescriptive rule.
  2. (linguistics) A nonstandard form so used.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Since it is often a matter of some debate whether a given form is standard or "correct", the use of the term hypercorrection is typically subjective.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hyper- +‎ correction

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hypercorrection f (plural hypercorrections)

  1. hypercorrection

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