announcement

[uh-nouns-muhnt]
noun
1.
public or formal notice announcing something: The announcement appeared in the newspapers.
2.
the act of announcing.
3.
a short message or commercial, especially a commercial spoken on radio or television.
4.
a card or piece of formal stationery containing a formal declaration of an event, as a wedding.

Origin:
1790–1800; < French anoncement. See announce, -ment

preannouncement, noun, adjective
reannouncement, noun
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announcement (əˈnaʊnsmənt)
 
n
1.  a public statement
2.  a brief item or advertisement, as in a newspaper
3.  a formal printed or written invitation
4.  the act of announcing

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Word Origin & History

announcement
1798, from Fr. announcement, from O.Fr. anoncier (see announce).
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Example sentences
Note how in the second paragraph the writer refers specifically to the position
  announcement.
BA is investigating the incident to determine what triggered the announcement.
The announcement highlights growing concern over the global impact of
  greenhouse gases produced by cattle and other livestock.
The area where the announcement took place was surrounded by posters full of
  photos showing what each team had done.
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