Definitions for appreciationəˌpri ʃiˈeɪ ʃən
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word appreciation
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ap•pre•ci•a•tionəˌpri ʃiˈeɪ ʃən(n.)
gratitude; thankful recognition:
They showed their appreciation by giving him a gold watch.
the act of estimating the qualities of things and giving them their proper value.
clear perception or recognition, esp. of historic importance and aesthetic quality:
a course in art appreciation.
an increase in the value of property, goods, etc.
critical notice; evaluation; opinion, as of a situation.
a critique or written evaluation, esp. when favorable.
Origin of appreciation:
1600–10; < LL
appreciation, grasp, hold(noun)
understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
"he has a good grasp of accounting practices"
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"
an expression of gratitude
"he expressed his appreciation in a short note"
a favorable judgment
"a small token in admiration of your works"
an increase in price or value
"an appreciation of 30% in the value of real estate"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
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
appreciationəˌpri ʃiˈeɪ ʃən
a feeling of awareness and understanding
to have an appreciation of the difficulties
appreciationəˌpri ʃiˈeɪ ʃən
the appreciation of your assets
A just valuation or estimate of merit, worth, weight, etc.; recognition of excellence.
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.
A rise in value;opposed to depreciation.
Origin: From appréciation.
a just valuation or estimate of merit, worth, weight, etc.; recognition of excellence
accurate perception; true estimation; as, an appreciation of the difficulties before us; an appreciation of colors
a rise in value; -- opposed to depreciation
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'appreciation' in Nouns Frequency: #2498
Translations for appreciation
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
I wish to show my appreciation for what you have done.
- إعْتِراف بِالجَميلArabic
- gratidãoPortuguese (BR)
- die DankbarkeitGerman
- ευγνωμοσύνη, αναγνώρισηGreek
- agradecimiento, gratitud, reconocimientoSpanish
- سپاس؛ قدردانیFarsi
- הַכָּרַת תוֹדָהHebrew
- méltánylás, értékelésHungarian
- rasa terima kasih, penghargaanIndonesian
- riconoscenza, gratitudineItalian
- uznanie, wdzięcznośćPolish
- سپاس؛ قدردانیPersian
- takdir, teşekkürTurkish
- 感謝Chinese (Trad.)
- قدر دانیUrdu
- sự cảm kíchVietnamese
- 感谢Chinese (Simp.)
Get even more translations for appreciation »
Find a translation for the appreciation definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these appreciation definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"appreciation." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 26 Nov. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/appreciation>.