acknowledgment

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • acknowledgement (most common British spelling, also sometimes used in the US)

Etymology[edit]

acknowledge +‎ -ment

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Noun[edit]

acknowledgment (countable and uncountable, plural acknowledgments)

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

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