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appreciation

See also: appréciation

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French appréciation.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

appreciation (countable and uncountable, plural appreciations)

  1. A just valuation or estimate of merit, worth, weight, etc.; recognition of excellence.
    • 2014, Ian Jack, "Is this the end of Britishness", The Guardian, 16 September 2014:
      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?
  2. Accurate perception; true estimation; as, an appreciation of the difficulties before us; an appreciation of colors.
    His foreboding showed his appreciation of Henry's character. —J. R. Green.
  3. A rise in value;—opposed to depreciation.

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