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appreciation

[ uh-pree-shee-ey-shuhn ]
/ əˌpri ʃiˈeɪ ʃən /
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noun
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, especially of aesthetic quality: a course in art appreciation.
an increase or rise in the value of property, goods, etc.
critical notice; evaluation; opinion, as of a situation, person, etc.
a critique or written evaluation, especially when favorable.
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Origin of appreciation

1600–10; earlier appretiation<Late Latin appretiāt(us) (see appreciate) + -ion, or <French appréciation

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British Dictionary definitions for appreciation

appreciation
/ (əˌpriːʃɪˈeɪʃən, -sɪ-) /

noun
thanks or gratitude
assessment of the true worth or value of persons or things
perceptive recognition of qualities, as in art
an increase in value, as of goods or property
a written review of a book, etc, esp when favourable
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