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Meaning of “satisfaction” in the English Dictionary

"satisfaction" in British English

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satisfactionnoun

uk   /ˌsæt.ɪsˈfæk.ʃən/  us   /ˌsæt̬-/
B2 [C or U] a ​pleasantfeeling that you get when you ​receive something you ​wanted, or when you have done something you ​wanted to do: She ​looked at the ​finishedpainting with satisfaction. She ​derived/​obtainedgreat satisfaction from/out ofhelping other ​people. For me, job satisfaction is more ​important than the ​money. She had the satisfaction ofknowing that she'd done everything she could. [U] formal a way of ​dealing with a ​complaint or ​problem that makes the ​person who ​complainedfeelhappy: You've ​sold me a ​defectiveproduct and I demand satisfaction (= you must ​return my ​money or give me a new ​product). [U] the ​act of fulfilling (= ​achieving) a need or ​wish: the satisfaction of one's ​sexualdesiresto sb's satisfaction C2 in a way that a ​particularperson can ​believe or ​accept: The ​boyexplained to the satisfaction of the ​court why he had ​lied. C2 in a way that a ​particularpersonfeelspleased or ​satisfied with: He won't get ​paid until he ​completes the ​job to my satisfaction.

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

"satisfaction" in American English

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satisfactionnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌsæt̬·əsˈfæk·ʃən/
the ​pleasantfeeling you get when you ​receive something you ​wanted, or when you have done or are doing something you ​wanted to do: [U] She ​looked at the ​finishedpainting with satisfaction. [U] He had the satisfaction of ​knowing he had done the ​right thing. [U] The ​job had to be done to ​our satisfaction (= to a ​standard that we ​approved). Satisfaction is also the ​condition of having a ​desire or need ​fulfilled.
(Definition of satisfaction from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"satisfaction" in Business English

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satisfactionnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌsætɪsˈfækʃən/
a pleasant ​feeling that you get when you receive something you wanted, or when you have done something you wanted to do: have the satisfaction of (doing) sth In our ​job, we have the satisfaction of knowing we are making a difference. What ​careervalues are ​central to an individual's career satisfaction? client/​consumer/​employee satisfaction
a ​situation in which your ​complaint or problem is dealt with in a way you consider acceptable: You've ​sold me a ​faultyproduct, and I demand satisfaction.
to the satisfaction of sb (also to sb's satisfaction) if something is done to someone's satisfaction, they are happy with the ​result: Was the ​work successfully completed to the client's satisfaction?
(Definition of satisfaction from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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