[ uh-pree-shee-ey-shuh n ]
/ əˌpri ʃiˈeɪ ʃən /
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.
Words nearby appreciation
Origin of appreciation
OTHER WORDS FROM appreciation
ap·pre·ci·a·tion·al, adjectivenon·ap·pre·ci·a·tion, nouno·ver·ap·pre·ci·a·tion, nounself-ap·pre·ci·a·tion, noun
su·per·ap·pre·ci·a·tion, nounun·ap·pre·ci·a·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for appreciational
/ (əˌpriːʃɪˈeɪʃən, -sɪ-) /
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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