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ANNOUNCEMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does announcement mean? 

ANNOUNCEMENT (noun)
  The noun ANNOUNCEMENT has 2 senses:

1. a formal public statement
2. a public statement about something that is happening or going to happen

  Familiarity information: ANNOUNCEMENT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANNOUNCEMENT (noun)


Sense 1announcement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A formal public statement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

announcement; proclamation; annunciation; declaration

Context examples:

the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war / a declaration of independence

Hypernyms ("announcement" is a kind of...):

statement (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "announcement"):

edict (a formal or authoritative proclamation)

promulgation (the official announcement of a new law or ordinance whereby the law or ordinance is put into effect)


Sense 2announcement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A public statement about something that is happening or going to happen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

promulgation; announcement

Context examples:

the announcement appeared in the local newspaper / the promulgation was written in English

Hypernyms ("announcement" is a kind of...):

statement (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "announcement"):

program; programme (an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event)

necrology; obit; obituary (a notice of someone's death; usually includes a short biography)

notice (an announcement containing information about a future event)

handout; press release; release (an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation)

banns (a public announcement of a proposed marriage)

advisory (an announcement that usually advises or warns the public of some threat)

wanted notice; wanted poster (a public announcement by a law enforcement agency that they desire to question or arrest some person)

Instance hyponyms:

Annunciation ((Christianity) the announcement to the Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel of the incarnation of Christ)


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