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proof·read·ing

(prūf'rēd-ing),
The property of certain polymerases, for example, DNA polymerase, to use their exonuclease activity to remove erroneously introduced bases and to replace them with the correct bases.

proofreading

(proof′rēd″ing)
In genetics and cellular biology, the ability of a cell to ensure that copies of its genetic information are faithfully made with limited errors or mutations.

proofreading

In genetics, the correction, performed by DNA polymerase, of mistakes in the incorporation of nucleotides in a sequence, the corrections being made after individual units have been added to the chain.
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pay attention to details and ask a friend or relative to proof-read it for you
Last night, former grammar school boy Angus, 55, a self-employed sales agent, said: 'Unfortunately my election address wasn't properly proof-read.
The book, though poorly proof-read, is handsome to look at and comfortable to hold.
It proof-read our tender and provided advice which gave us extra confidence and I amdelighted to say we gained top marks - 150 out of a possible 150 marks which took in the overall presentation and the quality of our products.
They claimed an error had occurred because the document was not proof-read before being published on the internet in July.
Perhaps the mischievous youngster in Graham Young should have his articles proof-read with a little more enthusiasm in future to avoid such an inaccuracy as that contained in his recent effort prior to going into print.
Somebody will have proof-read this leaflet and checked the spelling.
It's easy to miss things when you are checking something, so instead get someone else to proof-read it.
They claimed an error had occurred because the document had not been proof-read before being published on the internet in July.
O'Sullevan, whose guests also included Julian Muscat of The Times, who proof-read his book, said: 'The late Damon Runyan was well acquainted with the laws of probability and wrote as recently as 1934, 'I long ago came to the conclusion that life is 6-5 against'.
Joan Inglis, of the tourism office in Oban, said: ``We have to hold our hands up but the entry was sent to our member who proof-read it and even she missed the misprint.
If Keane is charged, the FA would then have to consider this admission, although the former Ireland captain did proof-read the manuscript.