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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 proven wrong. A: "No, John, the wedding was in Nevada, not Utah." B: "Oops, I stand corrected."
See also: correct, stand

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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35) However, sometimes the Corrector substitutes words that are in wider usage in the fifteenth century than earlier.
For the homotopy continuation method, the corrector is of essential importance for convergence and robustness.
The key condition for the corrector to work properly is that the images formed in all wavelengths must overlap at the point where they are in focus.
Gently blend the corrector by pressing it with your fingers.
This function finds the coefficients of the Adams Bashforth predictor formulae of order 'order' function [Adamsbashcoefficients]=Abashcoefficients(order) format rat A=zeros(order); c=ones(order,1); for i=1:order for j=1:order A(i,j) = (j-1)^(i-1); end c(i,1) = (-1)^(i-1)/i; end Adamsbashcoefficients=inv(A)* c; % This function finds the coefficients of the Adams Moulton corrector formulae of order 'order' function AdamsMoultonmoultonCoefficients=Amoultoncoefficients(order) format rat A=zeros(order); c=ones(order,1); for i=1:order for j=1:order A(i,j) = (j-2)^(i-1); end c(i) = (-1)^(i-1)/i; end solution=(inv(A) * c)'; [N,D]=rat(solution); temp1=abs(max(D));temp2=temp1.
Recently, hardware correctors have become available that correct the electron trajectories for the effects of lens aberration and permit direct image interpretation with resolution down to the information limit of the system.
A second edition of the concordance in 1758 made him famous and financially secure, and he stopped calling himself the Corrector.
A dedicated and highly-upgradeable aberration-corrected system, the microscope enables corrector and monochromator technology to enter into mainstream nanotechnology research and industrial markets.
It also has an auto corrector, customizable keyboards, multilingual support, and many more features.
Spain's Minister Pedro Solbes criticised the British rebate and the generalised corrector mechanism since it is "too complex".
Keep your complexion as clear as your conscience with Nina Ricci's Flawless Multi Corrector (pounds 12.
The MD3000 is designed for use with image-critical medical applications and includes a range of performance enhancing features such as a jog/shuttle dial for easy programming; a built-in digital time base corrector that eliminates jitter, skew and color blurring during playback; 3-D digital noise reduction; and digital frame memory (field/frame selectable).
Use a small, pointed brush to dab on a tiny amount of the color corrector directly on the spot (use a wider, flatter brush to cover any area bigger than a dime).
Incluye soporte para XML y herramientas para edicion como el corrector gramatical dinamico AS, el cual es una interfaz actualizada.