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Noun: appreciation  u,pree-shee'ey-shun
  1. Understanding of the nature, meaning, quality or magnitude of something
    "he has a good appreciation of accounting practices";
    - grasp, hold
  2. Delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
    "arrogance and lack of appreciation contributed to his rapid success";
    - taste, discernment, perceptiveness
  3. An expression of gratitude
    "he expressed his appreciation in a short note"
  4. A favourable judgment
    "a small token in appreciation of your works";
    - admiration
  5. An increase in price or value
    "an appreciation of 30% in the value of real estate"
  6. A feeling of thankfulness and appreciation
    "he was overwhelmed with appreciation for their help";
    - gratitude

Derived forms: appreciations

See also: tasteful, tasteless, tasty [US, informal]

Type of: apprehension, approval, approving, blessing, discernment, discrimination, feeling, increase, savvy, secernment, step-up, thanks, understanding

Antonym: depreciation

Encyclopedia: Appreciation