Definition of Appreciation

1. Noun. Understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something. "He has a good grasp of accounting practices"

Exact synonyms: Grasp, Hold
Generic synonyms: Apprehension, Discernment, Savvy, Understanding
Specialized synonyms: Sense
Derivative terms: Grasp



2. Noun. Delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values). "To ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"
Exact synonyms: Discernment, Perceptiveness, Taste
Generic synonyms: Discrimination, Secernment
Specialized synonyms: Connoisseurship, Vertu, Virtu, Style, Trend, Vogue, Delicacy, Discretion, Culture
Attributes: Tasteful, Tasteless
Derivative terms: Perceptive

3. Noun. An expression of gratitude. "He expressed his appreciation in a short note"
Generic synonyms: Thanks

4. Noun. A favorable judgment. "A small token in admiration of your works"
Exact synonyms: Admiration
Generic synonyms: Approval, Approving, Blessing
Specialized synonyms: Adoration, Idolisation, Idolization, Glorification, Idealisation, Idealization

5. Noun. An increase in price or value. "An appreciation of 30% in the value of real estate"
Generic synonyms: Increase, Step-up
Antonyms: Depreciation

Definition of Appreciation

1. n. A just valuation or estimate of merit, worth, weight, etc.; recognition of excellence.

Definition of Appreciation

1. Noun. A just valuation or estimate of merit, worth, weight, etc.; recognition of excellence. ¹

2. Noun. Accurate perception; true estimation; as, an appreciation of the difficulties before us; an appreciation of colors. ¹

3. Noun. A rise in value;—opposed to depreciation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Appreciation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Appreciation

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appreciation (current term)
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Literary usage of Appreciation

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1. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle, Robert Williams (1869)
"Again, appreciation, or want of appreciation (in respect of which we say of men that they show or do not show appreciation), is not generically the same as ..."

2. Southern History of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1865)
"His appreciation of the Situation.—Urgent Orders to Pemberton. ... It was a characteristic want of appreciation of the situation by the Confederate ..."

3. The Red Cross: A History of this Remarkable International Movement in the by Clara Barton (1898)
"... appreciation OF AMERICAN SYMPATHY. That the substantial sympathy of the American people was fully appreciated by the Russian people may be gathered from ..."

4. The Book of Tea by Kakuzō Okakura (1906)
"The tea-masters held that real appreciation of art is only possible to those who make of it a living influence. Thus they sought to regulate their daily ..."

5. Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education by John Dewey (1916)
"The Nature of Realization or appreciation. — Much of our experience is indirect; it is dependent upon signs which intervene between the things and ourselves ..."

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