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One entry found for hypercorrection.
Main Entry: hy·per·cor·rec·tion
Pronunciation: secondarystresshimacr-pschwar-kschwa-primarystressrek-shschwan
Function: noun
: a mistaken word or form (as widely used for wide in "open widely") used especially to avoid what one believes to be a grammatical error but is not
- hy·per·cor·rect /-primarystressrekt/ adjective
- hy·per·cor·rect·ly /-primarystressrek-(t)lemacron/ adverb
- hy·per·cor·rect·ness /-primarystressrek-nschwas, -primarystressrekt-/ noun

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