announcement

an|nounce|ment [ ə`naunsmənt ] noun ***
1. ) count a public or official statement that gives people information about something:
The talks are continuing, but no announcements are expected at this time.
make an announcement: An announcement made by the senator seemed to contradict this.
announcement that: Ms. Baker stunned her fans with an announcement that she was quitting the music business.
a ) uncount the act of publicly or officially stating something:
announcement of: The announcement of his visit caused widespread media interest.
2. ) count a short statement in a newspaper, often about a birth, death, or marriage
a ) a card that you send to people to tell them something personal, for example that your baby has been born or that you are going to get married

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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