correct imbalance

correct imbalance
fix an imbalance, bring back into balance

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • correct — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin correctus, past participle of corrigere, from com + regere to lead straight more at right Date: 14th century 1. a. to make or set right ; amend < correct an error > b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • correct — cor|rect1 [ kə rekt ] adjective *** 1. ) right according to the facts, with no mistakes: The first person to give the correct answer wins the contest. Make sure you use the correct address. a ) right according to your opinion or judgment of a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • correct — I UK [kəˈrekt] / US adjective *** 1) right according to the facts, with no mistakes The first person to give the correct answer wins the contest. Make sure you use the correct address. a) right according to your opinion or judgment of a situation …   English dictionary

  • correct — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb Correct is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bias, ↑defect, ↑deficiency, ↑deficit, ↑deformity, ↑distortion, ↑error, ↑fault, ↑flaw, ↑grammar, ↑imbalance, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • imbalance — noun (C, U) a lack of a fair or correct balance between two things, which results in problems or unfairness: a hormonal imbalance | redress an imbalance (=put it right): an attempt to redress the imbalance between rich and poor …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • correct — 1. adjective 1) the correct answer Syn: right, accurate, true, exact, precise, unerring, faithful, strict, faultless, flawless, error free, perfect, letter perfect, word perfect; informal on the mark, on the nail, bang on …   Thesaurus of popular words

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