AskDefine | Define corrective

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corrective adj
1 designed to promote discipline; "the teacher's action was corrective rather than instructional"; "disciplinal measures"; "the mother was stern and disciplinary" [syn: disciplinary, disciplinal]
2 tending or intended to correct or counteract or restore to a normal condition; "corrective measures"; "corrective lenses" n : a device for treating injury or disease [syn: restorative]

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  1. Of or pertaining to correction; serving to correct
    As the currents were changing rapidly the captain had to make many corrective course changes.


pertaining to correction
  • Galician: correctivo
  • Spanish: correctivo


  1. Something that corrects or counteracts something, especially an injury or disability

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