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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.
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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.
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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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And then there was the task of manuscript comparison, the line by line edit where I tried to make sure I got Ellison's revisions into the versions of the stories and essays in the posthumous collections.
FIGURE 13: STAGES IN ARTICLE EDITING PROCESS (274) Citechecking and Substantiation (C&S) Check 95.3% Post-C&S Edits by Non-Primary Editor 84.9% Post-C&S Edits by Articles Editor 74.4% Below the Line Edits for Bluebooking 54.7% Author Memo with Requests for Big-Picture 53.5% Changes Pre-C&S Above the Line Edits by Articles 50.0% Editor Pre-C&S Above the line Edits by Non-Primary 39.5% Editor Pre-C&S Below the Line Edits by Articles 33.7% Editor Pre-C&S Below the Line Edits by Non-Primary 29.1% Editor Note: Table made from bar graph.