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APPRECIATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does appreciation mean? 

APPRECIATION (noun)
  The noun APPRECIATION has 5 senses:

1. understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
2. delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
3. an expression of gratitude
4. a favorable judgment
5. an increase in price or value

  Familiarity information: APPRECIATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


APPRECIATION (noun)


Sense 1appreciation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

appreciation; grasp; hold

Context example:

he has a good grasp of accounting practices

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

apprehension; discernment; savvy; understanding (the cognitive condition of someone who understands)

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

sense (a natural appreciation or ability)


Sense 2appreciation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

perceptiveness; discernment; appreciation; taste

Context examples:

arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success / to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste

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

discrimination; secernment (the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished)

Attribute:

tasteful (having or showing or conforming to good taste)

tasteless (lacking aesthetic or social taste)

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

connoisseurship; vertu; virtu (love of or taste for fine objects of art)

style; trend; vogue (the popular taste at a given time)

delicacy; discretion (refined taste; tact)

culture (the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group)


Sense 3appreciation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An expression of gratitude

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

he expressed his appreciation in a short note

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

thanks (an acknowledgment of appreciation)


Sense 4appreciation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A favorable judgment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

admiration; appreciation

Context example:

a small token in admiration of your works

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

approval; approving; blessing (the formal act of approving)

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

adoration; idolisation; idolization (the act of admiring strongly)

glorification; idealisation; idealization (a portrayal of something as ideal)


Sense 5appreciation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An increase in price or value

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

an appreciation of 30% in the value of real estate

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

increase; step-up (the act of increasing something)

Antonym:

depreciation (a decrease in price or value)


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