emendation

emend VERB correct and revise (a text).
DERIVATIVES emendation noun.
USAGE The words emend and amend both derive from Latin emendare ‘to correct’ and have similar, but not identical, meanings in English. Emend means ‘correct and revise (a text)’, while amend means ‘make minor improvements to (a document, rule, or proposal)’.
ORIGIN Latin emendare, from menda 'a fault' .

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  • Emendation — Em en*da tion, n. [L. emendatio: cf. F. [ e]mendation.] 1. The act of altering for the better, or correcting what is erroneous or faulty; correction; improvement. He lies in his sin without repentance or emendation. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • emendation — index advancement (improvement), amendment (correction), correction (change), progress Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • émendation — [emɑ̃dɑsjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. XIIIe; du lat. emendatio « action de corriger », de emendatum, supin de emendare. → Émender. ❖ ♦ Didactique. 1 Rare. Action d émender (1.). || L émendation d un texte par un archiviste paléographe. 2 Spécialt (sc. nat.) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Emendation — Emendation,die:⇨Verbesserung(1) …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • emendation — mid 15c., of ways of life; 17c., of texts; from L. emendationem (nom. emendatio), noun of action from pp. stem of emendare (see EMEND (Cf. emend)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • emendation — Emendation, Correctio, Emendatio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • emendation — [ē΄men dā′shən, ēməndā′shən; ] also [ em΄endā′shən, em΄əndā′shən] n. [ME emendacioun < L emendatio] 1. the act of emending 2. correction or change made in a text, as in an attempt to restore the original reading …   English World dictionary

  • emendation — in nomenclature, any demonstrably intentional change in the original spelling of an available zoological name, other than a mandatory change; a name of which the spelling has been altered. Does not include emendation of the scope of application… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Émendation — Une émendation est la modification volontaire de l orthographe d un nom ou d un texte. En zoologie, le Code international de nomenclature zoologique (CINZ) a défini des règles très précises autorisant l émendation des noms scientifiques lorsqu… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Emendation — Zu Emendation siehe: Emendation (Editionsphilologie) Emendation (Taxonomie) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • emendation — emend e‧mend [ɪˈmend] verb [transitive] to remove the mistakes from a piece of writing before other people read it: • It is possible that we will have to emend the data after it has been released. emendation noun [countable, uncountable] formal …   Financial and business terms

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