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From French appréciation. Morphologically appreciate +‎ -ion


  • IPA(key): /əˌpɹiː.ʃiˈeɪ.ʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən


appreciation (countable and uncountable, plural appreciations)

  1. The act of appreciating.
  2. A fair valuation or estimate of merit, worth, weight, etc.; recognition of excellence; gratitude and esteem.
    We give to you this trophy as a token of our appreciation of all your years of service.
  3. Accurate perception; true estimation.
    an appreciation of the difficulties before us
    an appreciation of colors
    • 2014 September 16, Ian Jack, “Is this the end of Britishness”, in The Guardian:
      The English, until relatively recently, seem to have imagined “English” and “British” to be interchangeable, as if Britain was just a bigger England. Our dualism gave us a better appreciation of the nation-state we lived in, though if Britain was a “nation” as well as a “state”, where did that leave Scotland?
    • 1874, John Richard Green, History of the English People, Volume I:
      His foreboding showed his appreciation of Henry's character.
  4. A rise in value.

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