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An emendation is an alteration to a term, for a specific technical reason, such as

  • Emendation (textual), altering a word to make sense, e.g. when incomplete or assumed to have been copied incorrectly
  • Emendation (zoology), altering the spelling of the name of a taxon to comply with the rules
  • In bacteriological taxonomy, altering a name for circumscription of a taxon