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report

noun [C]
 
 
/rɪˈpɔːt/
a spoken or written description of an event or situation: give/make a report I think it is good practice for companies to make a proper report to shareholders.write a report She wrote a simple no-nonsense report.a report on sth Can you give us a report on what happened at the meeting? an employment/inflation/market report
a statement that may or may not be true: a report (that) Its shares have risen 33p over the past 10 days after reports it had received more than one approach. According to reports from the US, details of the deal were leaked on internet message boards.
( also annual report) ACCOUNTING, FINANCE a report by a company each year with its audited (= officially examined) accounts, and information on how its management thinks it will do in the future: In last year's annual report we set a goal to double our revenue within the next five years.
an official document made by someone who has examined a particular subject: The panel's report said that governments are not spending enough on research.a report on sth The task force published a scathing report on the impact of regulation on hotels and restaurants. In a report, he said investors still face risks with this company if a merger does not occur.
IT a search for a particular type of information in a large amount of data, or the results of a search like this: run/generate a report You may need to run a report for a meeting from your laptop at home.
COMMUNICATIONS an article in a newspaper or on television about a particular situation or event: The statement was in response to a Dallas Morning News report.a report on sth The evening news featured a special report on the banking crisis.
HR, WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT someone who works for a particular manager: He has 15 direct reports.
→  See also auditor's report , credit report , directors' report , earnings report , employment report , financial report , law report , progress report , statutory report
(Definition of report noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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