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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreportre‧port1 /rɪˈpɔːt $ -ɔːrt/ ●●● S2 W1 noun [countable]  1 DESCRIBEa written or spoken description of a situation or event, giving people the information they needaccountreport of/on/about Colleges have to provide a written report on the progress of each student during the year.2 TCREPORTa piece of writing in a newspaper about something that is happening, or part of a news programmereporter According to recent news reports, two of the victims are Americans.report on/of media reports of the food shortages3 TELLan official document that carefully considers a particular subjectreport on a recent report on child abuse4 RUMOUR/RUMORinformation that something has happened, which may or may not be truereport of Police received reports of a bomb threat at the airport at 11:28 p.m. Government officials have denied reports of rebel advances.report that a report that he had been killed5 British EnglishSES a written statement by teachers about a child’s work at school, which is sent to his or her parents syn report card American English6 British English someone who works for a particular manager Only Gordon’s direct reports are attending the course.7 formalCPMW the noise of an explosion or shot a loud reportCOLLOCATIONSMeaning 1: a written or spoken description of a situation or event, giving people the information they needverbswrite a reportHer social worker has written a report on the case.make a reportWe make regular progress reports to our manager.give a report (=make a report, usually a spoken one)He came to the office to give his report in person.prepare a reportThe surveyor will view the property and prepare a full report.submit a report formal (=give a written report to someone)Doctors will have to submit weekly reports.a report says/states (that)The report said that it would cost another £250 million to repair the damage.ADJECTIVESa full/detailed reportA full report will be prepared for the next committee meeting.an official/formal reportBlack graduates still face discrimination from employers, according to an official report. a written reportMr Thomas asked me to send him a written report.a confidential report (=one that only a few people see)He made a confidential report to UN headquarters in New York.an autopsy report (also a post-mortem report British English) (=that shows the results of an examination on a dead body to find the cause of death)The autopsy report gave the cause of death as alcohol poisoning.COLLOCATIONSMeaning 4: information that something has happened, which may or may not be trueverbsreceive a reportAmnesty has received repeated reports of violation of detention procedures.have a report (=receive one)The police say they had reports of a gang shooting in East London.confirm a reportA spokesman refused to confirm reports that the aircraft had previously suffered an engine fire.deny a reportGovernment officials have denied reports of rebel advances.dismiss a report (=refuse to consider it because you believe it is not true)A Treasury official yesterday dismissed the reports as ‘pure speculation’.ADJECTIVES/NOUNS + reportan unconfirmed report (=not yet supported by official information)There are unconfirmed reports that up to 2,000 people have been killed.an eyewitness/first-hand report (=from someone who saw what happened)Some were beaten and tortured according to first-hand reports from former prisoners.a reliable reportOn Sunday there were reliable reports of a group of whales off the Devon coast.an unofficial reportAccording to unofficial reports, the president had talks with Palestinian leaders.conflicting reports (=reports saying very different things)Conflicting reports continued to emerge from the area.a misleading report (=likely to make you believe something that is not true)This isn’t the first time the industry has published misleading reports based on incomplete data.
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reportAmnesty International released another report on the government's use of torture.Previous case reports of piroxicam induced submassive necrosis have described the onset of jaundice three days and three weeks after beginning piroxicam.It also warns that the legislation that followed the Monopolies and Mergers Commission report in 1989 has been a flop.So, armed with consultants' reports on the favorable economic impact, they offer to provide buildings or infrastructure.We're getting reports from the scene of the fighting that 12 hostages have been killed.It connects computer applications, merges reports, builds pictures, develops concepts.As more reports emerge about his business affairs, his re-election looks increasingly unlikely.During the war, most reports were compiled under government restrictions.News reports suggest that over 300 people may have died.Newspaper reports say Woods is "delighted" with his success.First and foremost, says a recent report by the National Center for Policy Analysis, is simplicity.The report is based on visits to schools in five cities.The DTi inspectors submitted their report last July.We'll be giving you further news and weather reports every hour throughout the day.the weather reportVerbal, as opposed to written, reports give you more freedom to exploit your captive audience.report of/on/aboutERROR-RETURN-DETAIL - is a return parameter providing a report of errors encountered during the attempt to list the package structure.The trial lasted for a month, but no reports of the proceedings had appeared.Does the quality of reports of randomised trials affect estimates of intervention efficacy reported in meta-analyses?There have been no sightings or reports of a third person involved.He took two years preparing for the court a 740-page report on the historiography of the Holocaust.But against that stood the report of his excellent behaviour over the last month.This four-volume, 1772-page text furthers this aim and is an extremely valuable report on the state of modern research.news reportsIckes had to learn from news reports that his good friend had cast him out of the administration into political Siberia.Blanche did not linger long over the local news reports.The nonstop news reports jacked up the emotions.Both said they based their beliefs on news reports describing the crash, and on their experience.Produced news reports have shifted from focusing on the words of candidates and political figures to concentrating on their images and actions.Recent news reports have estimated that 150 remain.She participates in weekly, two-way audio or video conferences with her family and receives regular news reports from ground controllers.report onThe Agriculture Department recently issued a report on world population.Here's Mike Bryer, reporting on the day's stock exchange.report ofPolice received reports of a bomb threat at the airport at 11:28 p.m.direct reportsAt Iberian, the dealer initiative members recognized the need to build better teamwork among dealers and dealers' direct reports.The team had strong ideas about how the dealers and the dealers' direct reports should change.Accordingly he asked a team of his direct reports and consultants to figure out an organization approach to overcome the problem.Flattens the field organization so there would be fewer managers and more direct reports to each manager.The team suspected that most dealers and their direct reports would resist making these changes.