Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not correct; erroneous or wrong: an incorrect answer.
  • adj. Defective; faulty: incorrect programming of the computer.
  • adj. Improper; inappropriate: incorrect behavior.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not correct; erroneous or wrong.
  • adj. Faulty or defective.
  • adj. Inappropriate or improper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not correct; not according to a copy or model, or to established rules; inaccurate; faulty.
  • adj. Not in accordance with the truth; inaccurate; not exact.
  • adj. Not accordant with duty or morality; not duly regulated or subordinated; unbecoming; improper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not correct in form or structure; not according to a copy or model, or to established rule; faulty.
  • Not correct as to fact; inaccurate; erroneous; untrue: as, an incorrect statement, narration, or calculation.
  • Not correct in manner or character; improper; irregular; disorderly: as, incorrect habits.
  • Not corrected or regulated; not chastened into proper obedience.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not in accord with established usage or procedure
  • adj. (of a word or expression) not agreeing with grammatical principles
  • adj. not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth
  • adj. characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not following established rules

Etymologies

in- +‎ correct (Wiktionary)

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