annunciation

noun
an·nun·ci·a·tion | \ə-ˌnən(t)-sē-ˈā-shən \

Definition of annunciation 

1 capitalized : March 25 observed as a church festival in commemoration of the announcement of the Incarnation to the Virgin Mary

2 : the act of announcing or of being announced : announcement

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Maull said the university adopted the automatic voice annunciation system in 2012. Elena Mejia Lutz, Indianapolis Star, "DoubleMap innovates transportation system for the blind," 7 July 2017

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First Known Use of annunciation

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for annunciation

Middle English annunciacioun, from Anglo-French annuntiatun, from Late Latin annuntiation-, annuntiatio, from Latin annuntiare — more at announce

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