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.)
the state of being gratified.
something that gratifies; source of pleasure or satisfaction.
the act of gratifying.
Archaic. a recompense.
Origin of gratification:
1590–1600; < L
state of being gratified or satisfied
"dull repetitious work gives no gratification"; "to my immense gratification he arrived on time"
the act or an instance of satisfying
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.
That which affords pleasure; satisfaction; enjoyment; fruition: delight.
A reward; a recompense; a gratuity.
Origin: From gratification, from gratificare, from gratus + facere.
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
that which affords pleasure; satisfaction; enjoyment; fruition: delight
a reward; a recompense; a gratuity.
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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