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1‘the detection and correction of errors is extremely difficult’
rectifying, rectification, righting, putting right, setting right, putting to rights, amendment, emendation, alteration, altering, adjustment, adjusting, modification, modifying, repair, remedy, resolution, revision, improvement, improving, amelioration, sorting out, clearing up
informal patching up, ironing out, tweaking
2‘he was sentenced to three days in the House of Correction’
punishment, reform, reformation, discipline
chastisement, castigation, admonition, reproof, reprimand
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