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[noh-tuh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌnoʊ tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
a formal notifying or informing.
an act or instance of notifying, making known, or giving notice; notice.
a written or printed notice, announcement, or warning:
Notifications were mailed to the winners.
Origin of notification
1325-75; Middle English notificacioun < Medieval Latin nōtificātiōn- (stem of nōtificātiō). See notify, -ation
Related forms
nonnotification, noun
renotification, noun Unabridged
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  • They replied that they had no notification of the intended arrival of any steamers, and none were expected.

  • All right, then give me the notification and forget the rest of the inspection.

    By Proxy Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Wishing to leave a notification to De Vio, he wrote him on Tuesday, the evening before his departure.

  • "The writing's fresh," said Sergeant Whitley, who also looked at the notification.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • The notification reached me on the thirtieth of April at nine o'clock in the evening.

    The Red Battle Flyer Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen
British Dictionary definitions for notification


the act of notifying
a formal announcement
something that notifies; a notice
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for notification

late 14c., from Old French notificacion (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin notificationem (nominative notificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin notificare "to make known, notify" (see notify).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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