Meaning of “appreciation” in the English Dictionary

"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 /əˌpriːʃiˈeɪʃən/ us 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)