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emendation

[ee-muh n-dey-shuh n, em-uh n-] /ˌi mənˈdeɪ ʃən, ˌɛm ən-/
noun
1.
a correction or change, as of a text.
2.
the act of emending.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; < Latin ēmendātiōn- (stem of ēmendātiō), equivalent to ēmendāt(us) (see emendate) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
emendatory
[ih-men-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪˈmɛn dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
nonemendation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for emendation

emendation

/ˌiːmɛnˈdeɪʃən/
noun
1.
a correction or improvement in a text
2.
the act or process of emending
Derived Forms
emendator, noun
emendatory (ɪˈmɛndətərɪ; -trɪ) adjective
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Word Origin and History for emendation
n.

mid-15c., of ways of life; 17c., of texts; from Latin emendationem (nominative emendatio), noun of action from past participle stem of emendare (see emend).

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