One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1with object Optics. To correct (a lens or sight defect) so that there is an aberration opposite to that of the uncorrected lens or defect; specifically to correct for chromatic aberration to such an extent that violet light is focused beyond red light.
2with object To make an excessive correction to; to correct (an error, etc.) in excess of that required, so as to cause error in the opposite direction.
3no object To correct excessively; to make too great a correction for an error, etc., so as to cause error in the opposite direction; to overcompensate.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Peter Barlow (1776–1862), mathematician and physicist. From over- + correct.
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