clarification 1610s, from Fr. clarification, from L.L. clarificationem (nom. clarificatio), noun of action from pp. stem of clarificare (see CLARIFY (Cf. clarify)). The meaning "statement in a publication revising or expanding an earlier published statement in it but stopping short of a correction" is attested by 1969.

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