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noun satisfaction pronunciation in British English /ˌsætɪsˈfækʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the feeling of pleasure that you get when you achieve or obtain something that you want
    satisfaction from: I get a lot of satisfaction from working in the garden.
    satisfaction with: He expressed satisfaction with the results.
    have/get the satisfaction of doing something: At least we had the satisfaction of knowing we had done our best.
    with satisfaction: ‘Joan is getting married,’ she announced with satisfaction.
    customer/voter/employee etc satisfaction: Friendly service and low prices all contribute to customer satisfaction.
    1. a.
      [countable] something that gives you this feeling of pleasure
      Being a parent is one of the great satisfactions in life.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] formal the action of providing something that someone wants or needs
    satisfaction of: Our main priority is the satisfaction of people’s immediate health needs.
  3. 3
    [uncountable] formal a satisfactory reply to a complaint, or a satisfactory solution to a problem
    We got no satisfaction from customer services, so we wrote to head office.



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