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"recommendation" in British English

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recommendationnoun

uk   /ˌrek.ə.menˈdeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌrek.ə.menˈdeɪ.ʃən/
B2 [C or U] a suggestion that something is good or suitable for a particular purpose or job: I bought this computer on John's recommendation (= because John told me that it was good). I got the job on Sam's recommendation (= because she told her employers that I was suitable for the job).
B2 [C] advice telling someone what the best thing to do is: [+ that] The report makes the recommendation that no more prisons should be built.

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

"recommendation" in American English

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recommendationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌrek·ə·mənˈdeɪ·ʃən, -men-/
a statement that someone or something would be good or suitable for a particular job or purpose, or the act of making such a statement: [U] I have to get five letters of recommendation to support my application to medical school.
(Definition of recommendation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"recommendation" in Business English

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recommendationnoun

uk   us   /ˌrekəmenˈdeɪʃən/
[C or U] advice about what is the best thing to have or do: We accept the key recommendations of the report. The committee will investigate the matter and make a recommendation to the Board. We're pulling out on the recommendation of our accountants.
[C] the person or thing that has been suggested as the best choice: He was a controversial recommendation for the post. These are my recommendations for the shortlist.
(Definition of recommendation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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