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English definition of “satisfaction”

satisfaction

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌsætɪsˈfækʃən/
a pleasant feeling that you get when you receive something you wanted, or when you have done something you wanted to do: have the satisfaction of (doing) sth In our job, we have the satisfaction of knowing we are making a difference. What career values are central to an individual's career satisfaction? client/consumer/employee satisfaction
a situation in which your complaint or problem is dealt with in a way you consider acceptable: You've sold me a faulty product, and I demand satisfaction.
to the satisfaction of sb (also to sb's satisfaction) if something is done to someone's satisfaction, they are happy with the result: Was the work successfully completed to the client's satisfaction?
→ See also customer satisfaction, job satisfaction
(Definition of satisfaction from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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