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Dictionary definition for: Report

1. (n) a written document describing the findings of some individual or group; "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"

2. (v) to give an account or representation of in words; "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental"

3. (v) announce as the result of an investigation, or announce something to the proper authorities; "Dozens of incidents of wife beatings are reported daily in this city" "The team reported significant advances in their research"

4. (n) a short account of the news; "the report of his speech" "the story was on the 11 o''clock news" "the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious"

5. (n) the act of informing by verbal report; "he heard reports that they were causing trouble" "by all accounts they were a happy couple"

6. (v) announce one''s presence; "I report to work every day at 9 o''clock"

7. (n) a sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun firing) "they heard a violent report followed by silence"

8. (v) make known to the authorities; "One student reported the other to the principal"

9. (v) be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism; "Snow reported on China in the 1950''s" "The cub reporter covered New York City"

10. (n) a written evaluation of a student''s scholarship and deportment; "his father signed his report card"

11. (v) complain about; make a charge against; "I reported her to the superviser"

12. (n) an essay (especially one written as an assignment) "he got an A on his composition"

13. (n) the general estimation that the public has for a person; "he acquired a reputation as an actor before he started writing" "he was a person of bad report"

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