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[noh-tuh-fi-key-shuh n]
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  1. a formal notifying or informing.
  2. an act or instance of notifying, making known, or giving notice; notice.
  3. a written or printed notice, announcement, or warning: Notifications were mailed to the winners.
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Origin of notification

1325–75; Middle English notificacioun < Medieval Latin nōtificātiōn- (stem of nōtificātiō). See notify, -ation
Related formsnon·no·ti·fi·ca·tion, nounre·no·ti·fi·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for notification


  1. the act of notifying
  2. a formal announcement
  3. something that notifies; a notice
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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).

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