autocorrection

AutoCorrect

[aw-toh-kuh-rekt] Computers.
noun
1.
a software feature that automatically replaces a word in a word-processed document, text message, spreadsheet, or search box, or suggests an alternative word, if the word does not appear in a built-in dictionary.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
2.
to correct by use of this built-in dictionary: I typed ‘foluw’, and it autocorrected to ‘follow’.
Also, autocorrect, Autocorrect.


Origin:
1985–90; auto(matic) + correct

autocorrection, noun
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