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ACKNOWLEDGMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does acknowledgment mean? 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT (noun)
  The noun ACKNOWLEDGMENT has 3 senses:

1. the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
2. a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
3. a statement acknowledging something or someone

  Familiarity information: ACKNOWLEDGMENT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACKNOWLEDGMENT (noun)


Sense 1acknowledgment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

acknowledgement; acknowledgment; recognition

Context examples:

the partners were delighted with the recognition of their work / she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own

Hypernyms ("acknowledgment" is a kind of...):

acceptance (the state of being acceptable and accepted)

Attribute:

acknowledged (recognized or made known or admitted)

unacknowledged (not recognized or admitted)


Sense 2acknowledgment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

quotation; cite; reference; mention; acknowledgment; citation; credit

Context examples:

the student's essay failed to list several important citations / the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book / the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

Hypernyms ("acknowledgment" is a kind of...):

annotation; notation; note (a comment or instruction (usually added))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "acknowledgment"):

photo credit (a note acknowledging the source of a published photograph)

cross-index; cross-reference (a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work)


Sense 3acknowledgment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A statement acknowledging something or someone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

acknowledgement; acknowledgment

Context examples:

she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment / the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her

Hypernyms ("acknowledgment" is a kind of...):

content; message; subject matter; substance (what a communication that is about something is about)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "acknowledgment"):

credits (a list of acknowledgements of those who contributed to the creation of a film (usually run at the end of the film))

thanks (an acknowledgment of appreciation)

admission (an acknowledgment of the truth of something)

declination; regrets (a polite refusal of an invitation)

commiseration; condolence (an expression of sympathy with another's grief)

mea culpa (an acknowledgment of your error or guilt)

apology (an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone)

handclasp; handshake; handshaking; shake (grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract))

aloha; ciao (an acknowledgment that can be used to say hello or goodbye (aloha is Hawaiian and ciao is Italian))

greeting; salutation ((usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting))

farewell; word of farewell (an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting)

receipt (an acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been made)


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