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 appreciation appreciation

noun

  • () understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something  ( grasp, hold, appreciation )
    understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
     he has a good grasp of accounting practices
    he has a good grasp of accounting practices
  • () delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)  ( discernment, perceptiveness, appreciation, taste )
    delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
     arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success
    arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success
     to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste
    to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste
  • () an increase in price or value  ( appreciation )
    an increase in price or value
     an appreciation of 30% in the value of real estate
    an appreciation of 30% in the value of real estate
  • () a favorable judgment  ( admiration, appreciation )
    a favorable judgment
     a small token in admiration of your works
    a small token in admiration of your works
  • () an expression of gratitude  ( appreciation )
    an expression of gratitude
     he expressed his appreciation in a short note
    he expressed his appreciation in a short note