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Definition of comment noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] comment (about/on something) something that you say or write that gives an opinion on or explains someone or something Do you have any comments to make about the cause of the disaster? She made helpful comments on my essay. The director was not available for comment. He handed me the document without comment. (computing) Please e-mail us or leave a comment on our Web site. What she said was a fair comment (= a reasonable criticism).
  2. 2[singular, uncountable] criticism that shows the faults of something The results are a clear comment on government education policy. There was a lot of comment about his behavior.
  3. Idioms (said in reply to a question, usually from a journalist) I have nothing to say about that “Will you resign, sir?” “No comment!”
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