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acknowledgmentnoun [C/U]

also acknowledgement us   /ɪkˈnɑl·ɪdʒ·mənt, æk-/
the act or fact of accepting the truth or recognizing the existence of something: [C] Her resignation was an acknowledgment of defeat. [C] I applied for a grant and just received an acknowledgment (= letter saying that my letter was received).
(Definition of acknowledgment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"acknowledgment" in British English

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acknowledgmentnoun

also acknowledgement uk   /əkˈnɒl.ɪdʒ.mənt/ us   /əkˈnɑː.lɪdʒ.mənt/
[C or U] the fact of accepting that something is true or right: All I want is some acknowledgment that his behaviour is unreasonable.
something given to thank someone for what they have done: We sent her a copy of the book in acknowledgment of her part in its creation.
a letter or email to say that something has been received: I applied for four jobs, but I've only had one acknowledgment so far.
acknowledgments also acknowledgements [plural]
a short text at the beginning or end of a book where the writer names people or other works that have helped in writing the book
(Definition of acknowledgment from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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