Definition of attention exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    attention

     exclamation
    exclamation
    BrE BrE//əˈtenʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈtenʃn//
     
     
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  1. 1used for asking people to listen to something that is being announced Attention, please! Passengers for flight KL412 are requested to go to gate 21 immediately.
  2. 2used for ordering soldiers to stand to attention
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin attentio(n-), from the verb attendere, from ad- ‘to’ + tendere ‘stretch’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: attention