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(1) An oral or written statement in a form stipulated by regulations for servicemen in addressing commanders. In the navy the watch officer makes a morning report to the ship commander. It provides information on the condition of the ship, the weather, and the situation at sea for a given period of time.
(2) A statement concerning the fulfillment of an assignment or obligation.
a written or oral exposition of a theme, including a review of the related literature and other sources. A report generally aims to provide scientific or scholarly information. Reports are widely used in scientific research institutions, higher educational institutions, political education institutions, and people’s universities. In general-education schools and specialized secondary educational institutions, reports include essays prepared by students on an extracurricular subject.