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noun appreciation pronunciation in American English /əˌpriʃiˈeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [singular/uncountable] pleasure in understanding something that is good or beautiful
    appreciation of:

    We share an appreciation of music.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the feeling you have when you are grateful to someone

    This is just a small token of our appreciation.

    in appreciation (of):

    The award is given in appreciation of her huge contribution to the movie industry.

  3. 3
    [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.

  4. 4
    [singular/uncountable] an increase in the value of something
  5. 5
    [countable] a speech or piece of writing about someone, praising their good qualities


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