[ uh-pree-shee-ey-shuh n ]
/ əˌpri ʃiˈeɪ ʃən /


gratitude; thankful recognition: They showed their appreciation by giving him a gold watch.
the act of estimating the qualities of things and giving them their proper value.
clear perception or recognition, especially of aesthetic quality: a course in art appreciation.
an increase or rise in the value of property, goods, etc.
critical notice; evaluation; opinion, as of a situation, person, etc.
a critique or written evaluation, especially when favorable.

Origin of appreciation

1600–10; earlier appretiation < Late Latin appretiāt(us) (see appreciate) + -ion, or < French appréciation

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British Dictionary definitions for appreciation

/ (əˌpriːʃɪˈeɪʃən, -sɪ-) /


thanks or gratitude
assessment of the true worth or value of persons or things
perceptive recognition of qualities, as in art
an increase in value, as of goods or property
a written review of a book, etc, esp when favourable