Definition of Hypercorrection

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



2. Noun. (linguistics) A nonstandard form so used. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hypercorrection

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypercorrection

hyperconifolds
hyperconjugated
hyperconjugation
hyperconnected
hyperconnectivity
hyperconscious
hyperconsumerism
hyperconsumerist
hyperconsumption
hypercontractile
hypercontractility
hypercontrolled
hypercorrect
hypercorrected
hypercorrecting
hypercorrection (current term)
hypercorrections
hypercorrective
hypercorrectly
hypercorrectness
hypercorrects
hypercorticoidism
hypercortisolism
hypercortisolisms
hypercortisonemia
hypercreative
hypercreativity
hypercritic
hypercritical
hypercritical point

Literary usage of Hypercorrection

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Between you and I is frequently mentioned as a hypercorrection; ... Another common hypercorrection involves the use of an -ly adverb where an adjective or ..."

2. From Latin to Spanish by Paul M. Lloyd (1987)
"At this stage there may be further hypercorrection, but this time hypercorrection from above: that is, the careful speech of those who want to avoid the ..."

3. Latin Technical Phlebotomy and Its Middle English Translation: Transactions, APS by Linda Voigts (2007)
"... with the hypercorrection of the addition of h- before words with an initial vowel.115 Instances of this hypercorrection are found in lines 78 (2), ..."

4. Lateral curvature of the spine and round shoulders by Robert Williamson Lovett (1916)
""In the cases where there is no marked bony lesion one can always accomplish correction and hypercorrection of the lateral deviation. ..."

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