Meaning of annunciation


Pronunciation: (u-nun"sē-ā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. (often cap.) the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary of her conception of Christ.
  2. (cap.) a representation of this in art.
  3. (cap.) Also calledthe church festival on March 25 in memory of this.
  4. an act or instance of announcing; proclamation: the annunciation of a new foreign policy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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