- UK [əˌpriːʃɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n] / US [əˌprɪʃɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n]
Word forms "appreciation":
singular appreciation plural appreciations1) [uncountable] the feeling you have when you are grateful to someonein appreciation (of):
This is just a small token of our appreciation.
The award is given in appreciation of her huge contribution to the film industry.2) [singular/uncountable] the ability to understand the true nature of a situation, and realize why it is important or serious
There is a growing appreciation of the need for environmental reforms.
The course allows students to gain an appreciation of what life was like then.3) [singular/uncountable] pleasure in understanding something that is good or beautifulappreciation of:
We share an appreciation of music.4) [singular/uncountable] an increase in the value of something5) [countable] a speech or piece of writing about someone, praising their good qualities
English dictionary. 2014.
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appréciation — [ apresjasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1389; bas lat. appretiatio → apprécier 1 ♦ Action d apprécier, de déterminer le prix, la valeur de qqch. ⇒ estimation, évaluation. L appréciation du tableau par l expert. Par ext. Une fausse appréciation de la distance. 2… … Encyclopédie Universelle
appreciation — I (increased value) noun accrual, accruement, accumulation, added monetary worth, addition, advance in worth, gain, gain in worth, growth, growth in value, increase, increased price, increment, realization, rise, rise in value II (perception)… … Law dictionary
Appreciation — Ap*pre ci*a tion, n. [Cf. F. appr[ e]ciation.] 1. A just valuation or estimate of merit, worth, weight, etc.; recognition of excellence. [1913 Webster] 2. Accurate perception; true estimation; as, an appreciation of the difficulties before us; an … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Appreciation — is a term used in accounting relating to the increase in value of an asset. In this sense it is the reverse of depreciation, which measures the fall in value of assets over their normal life time.Appreciation is a rise of a currency in a floating … Wikipedia
appréciation — APPRÉCIATION. s. f. Estimation de la valeur d une chose. Appréciation juste, raisonnable. C est un tel qui en a fait l appréciation … Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798
appreciation — [n1] thankfulness acknowledgment, gratefulness, gratitude, indebtedness, obligation, recognition, testimonial, thanks, tribute; concepts 12,32 Ant. criticism, disparagement, disregard, neglect appreciation [n2] increase in worth enhancement, gain … New thesaurus
appreciation — Appreciation. s. f. Estimation de la valeur d une chose. Appreciation juste, raisonnable. c est un tel qui en a fait l appreciation … Dictionnaire de l'Académie française
appreciation — (n.) c.1600 (with an isolated use from c.1400), from Anglo Fr. appreciation, noun of action from O.Fr. apprécier (14c.), from L.L. appretiare estimate the quality of (see APPRECIATE (Cf. appreciate)). Generally with a sense of high estimation… … Etymology dictionary
appreciation — ► NOUN 1) recognition of the value or significance of something. 2) gratitude. 3) a favourable written assessment of a person or their work. 4) increase in monetary value … English terms dictionary
appreciation — [ə prē΄shē ā′shən] n. 1. the act or fact of appreciating; specif., a) proper estimation or enjoyment b) grateful recognition, as of a favor c) sensitive awareness or enjoyment, as of art 2. a judgment or evaluation ☆ 3. a rise in value or price:… … English World dictionary
appreciation — noun 1 understanding and enjoyment of sth ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, great, real ▪ aesthetic ▪ art, music ▪ new … Collocations dictionary