annual report


plural annual reports
: a usually lengthy report issued yearly by an organization giving an account of its internal workings and especially its finances

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Sixty-four officers were fatally shot in the line of duty in 2022, according to a preliminary annual report released Wednesday from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Grace Hauck, USA TODAY, 12 Jan. 2023 Eric Jing, Ant’s chairman and chief executive; Chief Technology Officer Xingjun Ni; Chief People Officer Songbai Zeng; and four others were no longer Alibaba partners as of May 31, according to Alibaba’s annual report released Tuesday. Raffaele Huang, WSJ, 26 July 2022 An annual report from UC Davis on the lake’s health released this week shows water clarity at an average depth of 61 feet last year — 2 feet shallower than in 2020 and nearly as cloudy as it’s been since measurements began. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 July 2022 In total, the commission collected $13.97 billion during the fiscal year 2021, which began in July 2020 and ended this past June, according to the tax commission’s annual report released on Wednesday. Kim Bojórquez, The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Dec. 2021 When Silicon Valley Bank posted its annual report at the end of last month, non-interest-bearing deposit levels were clearly deflating. Jessica Mathews, Fortune, 10 Mar. 2023 The council received its annual report on the city’s Climate Action Plan. Laura Groch Feb. 26, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Feb. 2023 On Monday morning, at the United Nations, the Secretary-General delivered his annual report on priorities—a kind of State of the Planet address. Bill Mckibben, The New Yorker, 6 Feb. 2023 The Chicago Public Schools’ Office of the Inspector General released its annual report on misconduct and complaints in the school system. Daniel Buck, National Review, 23 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1744, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of annual report was in 1744

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“Annual report.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

Legal Definition

annual report

annual re·​port
: a written report distributed to shareholders each year by a corporation that sets forth financial information (as an auditor's report, the selling prices of the corporation's stock, and the yearly profit) as well as statements by the corporation's management
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