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annunciation

(noun) A formal public statement.

Synonyms: proclamation, declaration, announcement

Usage: A long and dramatic drum-roll signaled that a royal annunciation was about to be delivered.
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"Annunciation"

It's derived from the same root as the word "announce." Gabriel is announcing the birth of Christ in advance.
"Annunciation" is simply an old-fashioned way of saying "announcement."

Although we are most familiar with this term being applied to the announcement of Christ's birth, it can be applied in other ways also.

For example, in his book Jesus of Nazareth 3: The Infancy Narratives, Benedict XVI has sections on both "The annunciation of the birth of John" and "The annunciation to Mary," because John the Baptist's birth was also announced in advance.


http://biblestudyoutlines.org/bible-study-outlines/bible-study-outline-on-john-the-baptist/

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an·nun·ci·a·tion (ə-nŭn′sē-ā′shən)
n.
1. The act of announcing.
2. An announcement; a proclamation.
3. Annunciation Christianity The angel Gabriel's announcement to the Virgin Mary of the Incarnation, observed as a feast on March 25.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Annunciation (əˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃən)
n
1. (Bible) the Annunciation New Testament the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:26–38)
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Also called: Annunciation Day the festival commemorating this, held on March 25 (Lady Day)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
an•nun•ci•a•tion (əˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. (often cap.) the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary of her conception of Christ.
2. (cap.) Also called Lady Day. the church festival on March 25 in memory of this announcement.
3. an act or instance of announcing; proclamation.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin]
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Noun 1. annunciation - a festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin MaryAnnunciation - a festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
Annunciation Day, Lady Day, March 25
quarter day - a Christian holy day; one of four specified days when certain payments are due
Mar, March - the month following February and preceding April
2. annunciation - (Christianity) the announcement to the Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel of the incarnation of ChristAnnunciation - (Christianity) the announcement to the Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel of the incarnation of Christ
Christian religion, Christianity - a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
3. annunciation - a formal public statementannunciation - a formal public statement; "the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war"; "a declaration of independence"
announcement, proclamation, declaration
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
edict - a formal or authoritative proclamation
promulgation - the official announcement of a new law or ordinance whereby the law or ordinance is put into effect
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