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Recent Examples on the Web The number one email communication drag is back-and-forth communique designed to schedule meetings. Tim Maurer, Forbes, "Maximize Your Productivity With “The Attention Capital Principle”," 11 Apr. 2021 In its communique, the International Monetary and Financial Committee stressed the importance of accelerating distribution of coronavirus vaccines around the world and pledged to strengthen international cooperation. Washington Post, "IMF panel says global recovery from pandemic faster than expected, but cautions about interest rate hikes," 8 Apr. 2021 The communique from the IMF's policy panel, made up of finance ministers representing the agency's membership, also endorsed efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change on the global economy. Martin Crutsinger, Star Tribune, "IMF policy panel endorses $650 billion increase in resources," 8 Apr. 2021 The wording contrasts sharply with their communique from last month, when EU leaders said that tight restrictions must be upheld. Nikos Chrysoloras, Fortune, "COVID certificates for travelers seen as a lifeline for Europe’s ravaged tourism sector," 17 Mar. 2021 The Saudis may be disappointed though, if the summit's joint communique is scaled down due to difficulties of meeting during the pandemic. Nic Robertson, CNN, "World braced for more bombshells from furious Donald Trump after election defeat," 19 Nov. 2020 The Washington Examiner reached out to Dominion for a full copy of Poulos’s communique with McBroom but did not immediately receive a response. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "Dominion offers to testify about 'baseless and defamatory' voting machine claims before Michigan Senate," 10 Dec. 2020 After the projection of a Biden-Harris win Saturday, Netanyahu waited 24 hours to congratulate Biden — and coupled it with a separate communique praising Trump. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, "Biden’s win poses a dilemma for world leaders who went all-in on Trump," 10 Nov. 2020 The communique released by state media following a four-day closed-door meeting didn’t specify the pace of growth policy makers would target. Fortune, "China’s new five year economic plan stresses ‘sustainable’ growth—and self-reliance in the tech sector," 29 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of communiqué

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for communiqué

French, from past participle of communiquer to communicate, from Latin communicare

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23 Apr 2021

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“Communiqué.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of communiqué

formal : an official announcement about a usually very important piece of news

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