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Definition of the State of the Union Address noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the State of the Union Address

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(in the US) a speech about the achievements and plans of the government that the President gives to Congress once a year Culture The President is required by the American Constitution to give 'information on the State of the Union', and he also talks about his government's successes, plans and policies. The speech is shown on national television.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the State of the Union Address