Etymology
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incorrect (adj.)

early 15c., "uncorrected, not chastened into obedience," of sinners, etc. (a sense now obsolete), from Latin incorrectus "uncorrected, not revised," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + correctus, past participle of corrigere "to put straight; to reform" (see correct (v.)). Sense of "not in good style" is from 1670s; that of "factually wrong, erroneous, inaccurate" is from 1750s (implied in incorrectly).

updated on November 09, 2015

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Definitions of incorrect from WordNet

incorrect (adj.)
not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth;
an incorrect calculation
Synonyms: wrong
incorrect (adj.)
not in accord with established usage or procedure;
it is incorrect for a policeman to accept gifts
Synonyms: wrong
incorrect (adj.)
(of a word or expression) not agreeing with grammatical principles;
incorrect (adj.)
characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not following established rules;
an incorrect transcription
Synonyms: faulty / wrong
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