Definitions for appreciationəˌpri ʃiˈeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ap•pre•ci•a•tionəˌpri ʃiˈeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. gratitude; thankful recognition:

    They showed their appreciation by giving him a gold watch.

  2. the act of estimating the qualities of things and giving them their proper value.

  3. clear perception or recognition, esp. of historic importance and aesthetic quality:

    a course in art appreciation.

  4. an increase in the value of property, goods, etc.

  5. critical notice; evaluation; opinion, as of a situation.

  6. a critique or written evaluation, esp. when favorable.

Origin of appreciation:

1600–10; < LL

ap•pre`ci•a′tion•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. appreciation, grasp, hold(noun)

    understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something

    "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"

  2. taste, appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness(noun)

    delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)

    "arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success"; "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"

  3. appreciation(noun)

    an expression of gratitude

    "he expressed his appreciation in a short note"

  4. admiration, appreciation(noun)

    a favorable judgment

    "a small token in admiration of your works"

  5. appreciation(noun)

    an increase in price or value

    "an appreciation of 30% in the value of real estate"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. appreciation(noun)əˌpri ʃiˈeɪ ʃən

    the feeling of being grateful and valuing sth

    to show our appreciation for your generosity; in appreciation of her hard work

  2. appreciationəˌpri ʃiˈeɪ ʃən

    a feeling of awareness and understanding

    to have an appreciation of the difficulties

  3. appreciationəˌpri ʃiˈeɪ ʃən

    ≠ depreciation

    the appreciation of your assets

Wiktionary

  1. appreciation(Noun)

    A just valuation or estimate of merit, worth, weight, etc.; recognition of excellence.

  2. appreciation(Noun)

    Accurate perception; true estimation; as, an appreciation of the difficulties before us; an appreciation of colors.

    His foreboding showed his appreciation of Henry's character. uE000108999uE001J. R. Green.

  3. appreciation(Noun)

    A rise in value;opposed to depreciation.

  4. Origin: From appréciation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appreciation(noun)

    a just valuation or estimate of merit, worth, weight, etc.; recognition of excellence

  2. Appreciation(noun)

    accurate perception; true estimation; as, an appreciation of the difficulties before us; an appreciation of colors

  3. Appreciation(noun)

    a rise in value; -- opposed to depreciation

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'appreciation' in Nouns Frequency: #2498


Translations for appreciation

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

appreciation(noun)

gratefulness

I wish to show my appreciation for what you have done.

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