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acknowledgement ‎(plural acknowledgements)

  1. (Britain) The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession.
  2. (Britain) The act of owning or recognizing in a particular character or relationship; recognition as regards the existence, authority, truth, or genuineness.
  3. (Britain) An award or other expression or token of appreciation.
  4. (Britain) An expression of gratitude.
  5. (Britain) A message from the addressee informing the originator that the originator's communication has been received and understood.
    a wedding invitation's acknowledgement
  6. (Britain, telecommunications, computing, networking) A response sent by a receiver to indicate successful receipt of a transmission.
    See Wikipedia article on transmission
  7. (Britain, law) The act of a man admitting a child as his own.
  8. (Britain, law) A formal statement or document recognizing the fulfilment or execution of a legal requirement or procedure.



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