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"appreciation" in British English

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appreciationnoun [U]

uk   /əˌpriː.ʃiˈeɪ.ʃən/  us   /əˌpriː.ʃiˈeɪ.ʃən/
  • appreciation noun [U] (VALUE)

B2 the act of recognizing or understanding that something is valuable, important, or as described: Max has no appreciation of the finer things in life. The crowd cheered in appreciation. Children rarely show any appreciation of/for what their parents do for them. These flowers are a token of my appreciation of/for all your help.

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(Definition of appreciation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"appreciation" in American English

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appreciationnoun [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.
(Definition of appreciation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"appreciation" in Business English

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appreciationnoun [U]

uk   us   /əˌpriːʃiˈeɪʃən/ FINANCE
an increase in value: At 17.55%, the state's house-price appreciation was nearly triple the national rate.appreciation in sth potential appreciation in share price
(Definition of appreciation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“appreciation” in British English

“appreciation” in American English

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