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English definition of “appreciation”

appreciation

noun [U]     /əˌpriːʃiˈeɪʃən/
VALUE B2 an understanding of how good something or someone is so that you are able to enjoy them: His appreciation of art increased as he grew older .Understanding and comprehendingTaking pleasure in something
FEEL GRATEFUL a feeling of being grateful for something: To show our appreciation, we've bought you a little gift .Relieved and thankful
UNDERSTANDING an understanding of a situation , especially that it is complicated or difficult : He has no appreciation of the size of the problem .Understanding and comprehending
INCREASE formal an increase in value Value and price increases
(Definition of appreciation noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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