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overstatementnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈsteɪt.mənt/ /ˈəʊ.vəˌsteɪt.mənt/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚˈsteɪt.mənt/  /ˈoʊ.vɚˌsteɪt.mənt/
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 internal inquiry into accounting irregularities revealed a $70m overstatement by a subsidiary company. 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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