acknowledgment - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/əkˈnɒlɪdʒmənt/
singularacknowledgment
pluralacknowledgments
singularacknowledgement
pluralacknowledgements

or acknowledgement 

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  1. 1
    [singular/uncountable] something that you say or do in order to show that you accept that something exists or is true
    acknowledgment that:

    There is universal acknowledgment that the programme has failed.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a statement of thanks for something that someone has done
    1. a.

      acknowledgments

      [plural] a statement of thanks at the beginning of a book, made by the writer to people who have helped
  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] a letter telling you that someone has received something you sent them