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announcement

[uh-nouns-muh nt] /əˈnaʊns mənt/
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
1790-1800; < French anoncement. See announce, -ment
Related forms
preannouncement, noun, adjective
reannouncement, noun
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  • In those days, parents got used to all sorts of announcements from their children.
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  • Please stay tuned for winner announcements to follow.
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  • Later in the day, television and radio announcements informed citizens that the country was under martial law.
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  • Lab members can even sign up to get the day's announcements sent to them by e-mail.
British Dictionary definitions for announcements

announcement

/əˈnaʊnsmənt/
noun
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 and History for announcements

announcement

n.

1798, from French announcement, from Old French anoncier (see announce). Or else formed in English from announce + -ment. Earlier in same sense was announcing.

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