autocorrect


autocorrect

AutoCorrect or au·to·cor·rect, Au·to·cor·rect [aw-toh-kuh-rekt]Computers. EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun a software feature that automatically replaces a word in a word-processed document, text message, spreadsheet, or search box, or suggests an alternative word, if the word does not appear in a built-in dictionary. verb (used with or without object) to correct by use of this built-in dictionary: I typed ‘foluw’, and it autocorrected to ‘follow’. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of AutoCorrect First recorded in 1985–90; auto(matic) + correct Related formsau·to·cor·rec·tion, noun Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for autocorrect Contemporary Examples of autocorrect

  • Note that the software in question is slightly different from autocorrect.

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  • With autocorrect, a user types a word, and halfway through the software will guess at what it thinks the person means.

    The Apple ‘Kill List’: What Your iPhone Doesn’t Want You to Type

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