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appreciation

noun [U]  us   /əˌpri·ʃiˈeɪ·ʃən/

appreciation noun [U] (VALUE)

the act of recognizing someone's worth as a person or showing that you are grateful for something that person has done: "I’d just like a little appreciation," she sobbed.

appreciation noun [U] (INCREASE)

an increase in the value of something: New funds are generated by the appreciation of our assets.
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