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noun appreciation pronunciation in British English /əˌpriːʃiˈeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [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 film industry.
  2. 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. 3
    [singular/uncountable] pleasure in understanding something that is good or beautiful
    appreciation of: We share an appreciation of music.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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