Etymology
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announcement (n.)

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

updated on January 15, 2017

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Definitions of announcement from WordNet

announcement (n.)
a formal public statement;
the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war
announcement (n.)
a public statement containing information about an event that has happened or is going to happen;
the announcement appeared in the local newspaper
Synonyms: promulgation
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