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overcorrection

[oh-ver-kuh-rek-shuh n] /ˌoʊ vər kəˈrɛk ʃən/
noun
1.
correction beyond what is needed or customary, especially when leading to error; overadjustment:
The pilot made an overcorrection for headwinds.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; over- + correction
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overcorrection in Medicine

overcorrection o·ver·cor·rec·tion (ō'vər-kə-rěk'shən)
n.
An adjustment that surpasses a set criterion, especially of a desired behavior.

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