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politically correct

Describing statements or behavior that is careful to avoid offensive or insensitive content. Our CEO is constantly being criticized in the media because he rarely makes politically correct speeches.
See also: correct

stand corrected

to admit that one has been wrong. I realize that I accused him wrongly. I stand corrected. We appreciate now that our conclusions were wrong. We stand corrected.
See also: correct, stand

politically correct

Also, PC or p.c. Showing an effort to make broad social and political changes to redress injustices caused by prejudice. It often involves changing or avoiding language that might offend anyone, especially with respect to gender, race, or ethnic background. For example, Editors of major papers have sent out numerous directives concerning politically correct language . This expression was born in the late 1900s, and excesses in trying to conform to its philosophy gave rise to humorous parodies.
See also: correct

stand corrected

Agree that one was wrong, as in I stand corrected-we did go to Finland in 1985. This idiom was first recorded in John Dryden's The Maiden Queen (1668): "I stand corrected, and myself reprove."
See also: correct, stand

all present and correct

used to indicate that not a single thing or person is missing.
1982 Bernard MacLaverty A Time to Dance She began to check it, scraping the coins towards her quickly and building them into piles. ‘All present and correct,’ she said.
See also: all, and, correct, present

poˌlitically corˈrect

(abbr. PC) used to describe language or behaviour that deliberately tries to avoid offending particular groups of people: These days everybody has to be politically correct. I even heard someone the other day calling a short person ‘vertically challenged’!
See also: correct

all ˌpresent and corˈrect

(British English) (American English all ˌpresent and acˈcounted for) (spoken) used to say that all the things or people who should be there are now there: ‘Now, is everybody here?’ ‘All present and correct, Sir!’
This is used in the army to inform an officer that none of the soldiers in his or her unit are missing, injured, etc.
See also: all, and, correct, present
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Even though adaptive optics has the potential to make human eyes sharper than an eagle's, the immediate applications focus on preventing vision loss and correcting everyday eyesight problems.
The difficulty in hearing the men's responses interfered with the students' categorization process and prevented them from correcting their inferences about the men, Gilbert asserts.
The covered technology may be particularly useful in correcting static aberrations in just about any optical imaging system, such as telescopes or even cameras.
Today, all such solutions are static, and while they represent a major step forward, the ultimate solution to correcting higher-order aberrations, and thus achieving optimized vision better than 20/20 (SuperVision), needs to be a dynamic one.
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The Bausch & Lomb PureVision(TM) soft contact lens, now available in the United States, is designed to correct spherical aberration, a condition that researchers estimate effects nearly 70-percent of the population(1), in addition to correcting for nearsightedness and farsightedness.
Any time an end-user is working with a contact in ACCPAC CRM, they can ask AutoAddress+ to standardize the contact's address, correcting any entry errors in the process.
In addition to highlighting other credit report information to review, the guide offers helpful tips and information about correcting errors, including new rights available to consumers who find mistakes and contact information for each credit bureau to report disputes.
Management believes the impact of correcting the unreversed accrued interest will be a reduction in net income after tax for each of the periods of approximately $389,000 in 2001, $690,000 in 2002, $1.
The notion that skin can be transformed is a radical departure from the conventional practice of correcting specific skin diseases without maintaining the skin after treatment.
SozoTek's network-based, patented technology automatically corrects the deficiencies in camera phone images, instantly upgrading image quality by correcting color, shadows, distortion, detail loss, noise as well as the defects introduced during compression of images for wireless transmission.
The IRS is offering these people the chance to surrender information and avoid federal civil fraud penalties and criminal prosecution by correcting their tax returns and providing information.
In addition, ECM provides automated wizard-based capabilities for correcting vulnerabilities on any machine or group of machines.
Margulis calls it correcting by the numbers - as in color value numbers.