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

 

correction

 exclamation
exclamation
BrE BrE//kəˈrekʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈrekʃn//
 
 
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(informal) used when you want to correct something that you have just said I don't know. Correction—I do know, but I'm not going to tell you. Word Origin Middle English: via Old French from Latin correctio(n-), from corrigere ‘make straight, bring into order’, from cor- ‘together’ + regere ‘guide’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: correction