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English definition of “acknowledgment”

acknowledgment

noun [C/U] (also acknowledgement)  /ɪkˈnɑl·ɪdʒ·mənt, æk-/ us  
the act or fact of accepting the truth or recognizing the existence of something: [C] Her resignation was an acknowledgment of defeat. [C] I applied for a grant and just received an acknowledgment (= letter saying that my letter was received).
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