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Meaning of “appreciation” in the English Dictionary

"appreciation" in British English

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appreciationnoun [U]

uk   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 ​crowdcheered in appreciation. Children ​rarely show any appreciation of/for what ​theirparents do for them. These ​flowers are a ​token of my appreciation of/for all ​yourhelp.

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  • appreciation noun [U] (INCREASE)

increase in ​price, ​value, etc.: There has been little appreciation in the ​value of ​propertyrecently.
(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 ​ourassets.
(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 ​nationalrate.appreciation in sth potential appreciation in ​shareprice
(Definition of appreciation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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