Last modified on 7 June 2014, at 03:31

hypercorrection

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

hyper- +‎ correction

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌhaɪ.pə.kəˈɹɛk.ʃən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌhaɪ.pɚ.kəˈɹɛk.ʃən/

NounEdit

hypercorrection (plural hypercorrections)

  1. (linguistics) The use of a nonstandard form due to a belief that it is more formal or more correct than the corresponding standard form.
  2. (linguistics) A nonstandard form so used.

Usage notesEdit

  • Since it is often a matter of some debate whether a given form is standard or correct, the use of the term hypercorrection is typically subjective.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

hyper- +‎ correction

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hypercorrection f (plural hypercorrections)

  1. hypercorrection

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