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English Dictionary: appreciation by the DICT Development Group
2 results for appreciation
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
appreciation
n
  1. understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"
    Synonym(s): appreciation, grasp, hold
  2. delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values); "arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success"; "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"
    Synonym(s): taste, appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness
  3. an expression of gratitude; "he expressed his appreciation in a short note"
  4. a favorable judgment; "a small token in admiration of your works"
    Synonym(s): admiration, appreciation
  5. an increase in price or value; "an appreciation of 30% in the value of real estate"
    Antonym(s): depreciation
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Appreciation \Ap*pre`ci*a"tion\, n. [Cf. F. appr[82]ciation.]
      1. A just valuation or estimate of merit, worth, weight,
            etc.; recognition of excellence.
  
      2. Accurate perception; true estimation; as, an appreciation
            of the difficulties before us; an appreciation of colors.
  
                     His foreboding showed his appreciation of Henry's
                     character.                                          --J. R. Green.
  
      3. A rise in value; -- opposed to {depreciation}.
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