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"overstatement" in British English

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overstatementnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈsteɪt.mənt/ /ˈəʊ.vəˌsteɪt-/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/
the ​act of ​describing or ​explaining something in a way that makes it ​seem more ​important or more ​serious than it really is: It would be an overstatement to say that she ​deserved to ​win the ​race.
(Definition of overstatement from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"overstatement" in Business English

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overstatementnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈəʊvəˌsteɪtmənt/
a ​statement that something is larger, more important, or more serious than it really is: An ​internalinquiry into ​accountingirregularities revealed a $70m overstatement by a ​subsidiarycompany. The mistake resulted in an overstatement of ​inventory.
(Definition of overstatement from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “overstatement”
in Chinese (Simplified) 夸大其词, 危言耸听…
in Chinese (Traditional) 誇大其詞, 危言聳聽…
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