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o·ver·cor·rec·tion

(ō'vĕr-kŏ-rek'shŭn),
In behavior modification treatment programs, especially those involving mentally retarded people, overlearning the desired target behavior beyond the set criterion to ensure that the behavior will continue to meet the established criterion when the postlearning decrements and forgetting occur.

o·ver·cor·rec·tion

(ō'vĕr-kŏ-rek'shŭn)
In behavior modification treatment programs, especially those involving mentally retarded people, overlearning the desired target behavior beyond the set criterion to ensure that the behavior will continue to meet the established criterion when the decrements and forgetting occur after the learning process has concluded.

overcorrection 

A term applied to a corrective prescription of slightly higher power than required. It has occasionally been suggested as an attempt to slow the progression of myopia. See myopia control.

o·ver·cor·rec·tion

(ō'vĕr-kŏ-rek'shŭn)
Correction of tooth positioning beyond what would be optimal at that moment to prevent relapse to an abnormal position in response to growth changes in tissues.
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While he did not advocate military action against Iran, particularly not in the same format as the Iraq invasion, the nonproliferation expert said that it was important not to overcorrect mistakes and go ''too far in the other direction'' and not take any firm action on preventing Iran's nuclear weapon capabilities.
He overcorrected 30% of his miscues in math whereas in the literature reading did not overcorrect at all and in the science reading he overcorrected only 6% of the time.
Sometimes they wake up abruptly and overcorrect left or right and get in trouble.
Their voices come out of the blue and do not really represent their personalities because they all talk Hein's sophisticated, grammatically overcorrect (excepting the subjunctive in the indirect discourse) German--even the girlfriend who was a failure at school as well as Bernhard's partner in crime, who is so naive that his girlfriend manages to sell him her black baby as his
This study employed a subject-specific correction method that, according to Sanofi, is not optimal but is more precise and less likely to overcorrect the QT interval than are the Bazett's and Fridericia's methods.
In this case, it would have been wise to overcorrect all rotations by about 10%.
After a couple of years those stocked can grow into large weed eating machines which may overcorrect the weed problem, as some weeds are essential for other species.
Accidents with camp vans occur every summer when a van is driven too fast for the road conditions or when a wheel gets onto a soft shoulder, causing the driver to overcorrect or run off the road.
There are phrases in Locos that read like translations or like the overcorrect diction of a non-native speaker ("a rogue after whom the police had been for some time"), and the stories hew to the hearty, energetic traditions of picaresque writing.
As we take decisive action, we will keep this in mind: When you are steering a car in a rough patch, one of the worst things you can do is overcorrect.
Considering that the gold/silver ratio overshot to the upside and was as high as 100 in 1991, we fully expect it to overcorrect to the downside and possibly reach a low of 10 this decade.
Though he's not predicting a second financial crisis like Roubini, Ritholtz predicted a "W" shape to the housing market's recovery, since markets tend to overcorrect in recovery.