Definitions for Gratificationˌgræt ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

grat•i•fi•ca•tionˌgræt ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the state of being gratified.

  2. something that gratifies; source of pleasure or satisfaction.

  3. the act of gratifying.

  4. Archaic. a recompense.

Origin of gratification:

1590–1600; < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gratification, satisfaction(noun)

    state of being gratified or satisfied

    "dull repetitious work gives no gratification"; "to my immense gratification he arrived on time"

  2. gratification(noun)

    the act or an instance of satisfying

Wiktionary

  1. gratification(Noun)

    The act of gratifying, or pleasing, either the mind, the taste, or the appetite; as, the gratification of the palate, of the appetites, of the senses, of the desires, of the heart.

  2. gratification(Noun)

    That which affords pleasure; satisfaction; enjoyment; fruition: delight.

  3. gratification(Noun)

    A reward; a recompense; a gratuity.

  4. Origin: From gratification, from gratificare, from gratus + facere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gratification(noun)

    the act of gratifying, or pleasing, either the mind, the taste, or the appetite; as, the gratification of the palate, of the appetites, of the senses, of the desires, of the heart

  2. Gratification(noun)

    that which affords pleasure; satisfaction; enjoyment; fruition: delight

  3. Gratification(noun)

    a reward; a recompense; a gratuity.

Freebase

  1. Gratification

    Gratification is the pleasurable emotional reaction of happiness in response to a fulfillment of a desire or goal. Gratification, like all emotions, is a motivator of behavior and thus plays a role in the entire range of human social systems.

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