emendation

Part of speech: noun

A correction or alteration.

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Usage examples "emendation":

  1. How fully any particular rhythm gets possession of us we can convince ourselves by our dissatisfaction with any emendation made by a contemporary poet in his verses. - "The Function Of The Poet And Other Essays", James Russell Lowell.
  2. Gerard then stopped any further emendation, on the ground that the work was sufficiently accurate, and declared further that de l'Obel had forgotten the English language. - "The Old English Herbals", Eleanour Sinclair Rohde.
  3. Primrose and Dr. Maryland then shared the trouble, for whatever they said was in attempted diversion or correction or emendation. - "Wych Hazel", Susan and Anna Warner.