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announcement

an·nounce·ment

announcement

 
 
pronunciation:
naUns mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a public or formal statement.
The newspaper prints wedding announcements once a week.
similar words:
bulletin, notice
definition 2: the act of announcing.
The announcement of the winners was followed by applause.
similar words:
declaration
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  advertise, advertisement
Word Parts
The word announcement contains the following parts:
an-2 Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix an- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with the letter "n," such as "nul" and "not." See ad-.
noun, nunc Latin root that means declare
-ment Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or instance of
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The suffix -ment attaches to Latin verb roots (e.g., doc, reg, sed) or to English verbs of Latin origin to form nouns.