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thanksgivingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌθæŋksˈɡɪv.ɪŋ/
the ​act of saying or ​showing that you are ​grateful, ​especially to ​God
(Definition of thanksgiving from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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Thanksgivingnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌθæŋksˈɡɪv·ɪŋ/ (also Thanksgiving Day)
a ​nationalholiday on the fourth ​Thursday in ​November in the US and on the second ​Monday in ​October in Canada, when ​families get together for a ​bigmeal and ​expresstheirappreciation for ​life, ​health, etc.
(Definition of Thanksgiving from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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