announcement

[[t]əna͟ʊnsmənt[/t]]
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announcements
1) N-COUNT: oft supp N, N that An announcement is a statement made to the public or to the media which gives information about something that has happened or that will happen.

Sir Robert made his announcement after talks with the President...

There has been no formal announcement by either government.

Syn:
2) N-SING: usu N of n The announcement of something that has happened is the act of telling people about it.

...the announcement of their engagement...

There has been no official announcement of the arrests.

3) N-COUNT An announcement in a public place, such as a newspaper or the window of a shop, is a short piece of writing telling people about something or asking for something.

He will place an announcement in the personal column of The Daily Telegraph.


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