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Dictionary Definition

incorrect adj
1 not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth; "an incorrect calculation"; "the report in the paper is wrong"; "your information is wrong"; "the clock showed the wrong time"; "found themselves on the wrong road"; "based on the wrong assumptions" [syn: wrong] [ant: correct, correct]
2 not conforming with accepted standards of propriety or taste; undesirable; "incorrect behavior"; "she was seen in all the wrong places"; "He thought it was wrong for her to go out to work" [syn: inappropriate, wrong]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /ˌɪnkəˈɹɛkt/, /%Ink@"r\Ekt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛkt
  • Hyphenation: in·cor·rect


  1. Not correct; erroneous or wrong
    • He gave an incorrect answer to a simple question
  2. Faulty or defective
    • The PC crashed due to incorrect programming
  3. Inappropriate or improper
    • He was sacked because of his incorrect behaviour towards his secretary


Derived terms


*Swedish: felaktig, inkorrekt

Extensive Definition

Incorrect means to not be correct and may also refer to:
incorrect means not correct and wrong.It is the opposite of correct.

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