Narrative vs Report - What's the difference?

narrative | report |


As nouns the difference between narrative and report

is that narrative is the systematic recitation of an event or series of events while report is a piece of information describing, or an account of certain events given or presented to someone, with the most common adpositions being by (referring to creator of the report) and on (referring to the subject.

As an adjective narrative

is telling a story.

As a verb report is

.

narrative

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Telling a story.
  • Overly talkative; garrulous.
  • * (and other bibliographic details) (Alexander Pope)
  • But wise through time, and narrative with age.
  • Of or relating to narration.
  • the narrative thrust of a film

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The systematic recitation of an event or series of events.
  • That which is narrated.
  • A representation of an event or story.
  • * '>citation
  • Derived terms

    * antenarrative * antinarrative * metanarrative

    report

    English

    (wikipedia report)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-01-01, author=Paul Bartel, Ashli Moore
  • , volume=101, issue=1, page=47–48, magazine=(American Scientist) , title= Avian Migration: The Ultimate Red-Eye Flight , passage=Many of these classic methods are still used, with some modern improvements. For example, with the aid of special microphones and automated sound detection software, ornithologists recently reported
  • (label) To repeat (something one has heard), to retell; to pass on, convey (a message, information etc.).
  • *:
  • *:thenne they ansuerd by and by that they coude not excuse the quene // Allas sayd the quene I made this dyner for a good entente / and neuer for none euyl soo almyghty god me help in my ryght as I was neuer purposed to doo suche euylle dedes / and that I reporte me vnto god
  • (label) Formally to notify someone of (particular intelligence, suspicions, illegality, misconduct etc.); to make notification to relevant authorities; to submit a formal report of.
  • :
  • (label) To make a formal statement, especially of complaint, about (someone).
  • :
  • (label) To show up or appear at an appointed time; to present oneself.
  • (label) To write news reports (for); to cover as a journalist or reporter.
  • :
  • :
  • (label) To be accountable.
  • :
  • To return or present as the result of an examination or consideration of any matter officially referred.
  • :
  • To take minutes of (a speech, the doings of a public body, etc.); to write down from the lips of a speaker.
  • (label) To refer.
  • *(Thomas Fuller) (1606-1661)
  • *:Baldwin, his son,succeeded his father; so like unto him that we report the reader to the character of King Almeric, and will spare the repeating his description.
  • To return or repeat, as sound; to echo.
  • *(Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
  • *:a church with windows only form above, that reporteth the voice thirteen times
  • Derived terms

    * reporter * underreport

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A piece of information describing, or an account of certain events given or presented to someone, with the most common adpositions being by (referring to creator of the report) and on (referring to the subject.
  • A report by the telecommunications ministry on the phone network revealed a severe capacity problem.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=December 16 , author=Denis Campbell , title=Hospital staff 'lack skills to cope with dementia patients' , work=Guardian citation , page= , passage=Hospitals are failing to care properly for the growing number of people with dementia, according to an NHS-funded report , which has prompted demands for big improvements to help patients.}}
  • (ballistics ) The sharp, loud sound from a gun or explosion.
  • * 1851 ,
  • While their masters, the mates, seemed afraid of the sound of the hinges of their own jaws, the harpooneers chewed their food with such a relish that there was a report to it.
  • * 1883:
  • ...a pistol-shot, flash and report , came from the hedge-side.
  • an employee whose position in a corporate hierarchy is below that of a particular manager
  • Derived terms

    * (piece of information) on report, report card * (employee) direct report, indirect report