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Meaning of “acknowledgment” in the English Dictionary

"acknowledgment" in British English

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acknowledgmentnoun

(also acknowledgement) uk   /əkˈnɒl.ɪdʒ.mənt/  us   /-ˈnɑː.lɪdʒ-/
[C or U] the ​fact of ​accepting that something is ​true or ​right: All I ​want is some acknowledgment that his ​behaviour is ​unreasonable. something given to ​thank someone for what they have done: We ​sent her a ​copy of the ​book in acknowledgment of her ​part in ​itscreation. a ​letter or ​email to say that something has been ​received: I ​applied for four ​jobs, but I've only had one acknowledgment so ​far.acknowledgments (also acknowledgements) [plural] a ​shorttext at the ​beginning or end of a ​book where the ​writernamespeople or other ​works that have ​helped in writing the ​book
(Definition of acknowledgment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"acknowledgment" in American English

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acknowledgmentnoun [C/U]

(also acknowledgement)  us   /ɪkˈnɑl·ɪdʒ·mənt, æk-/
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).
(Definition of acknowledgment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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