Definitions for: Appreciation


[n] an increase in price or value over time; "an appreciation of 30% in the value of real estate"
[n] a favorable judgment; "a small token in admiration of your works"
[n] delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values); "arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success"; "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"
[n] understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"
[n] an expression of gratitude; "he expressed his appreciation in a short note"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ap*pre`ci*a"tion, n. [Cf. F. appr['e]ciation.]
1. A just valuation or estimate of merit, worth, weight,
etc.; recognition of excellence.

2. Accurate perception; true estimation; as, an appreciation
of the difficulties before us; an appreciation of colors.

His foreboding showed his appreciation of Henry's
character. --J. R. Green.

3. A rise in value; -- opposed to depreciation.

Synonyms: admiration, discernment, grasp, hold, perceptiveness, taste

Antonyms: depreciation

See Also: adoration, apprehension, approval, approving, blessing, connoisseurship, culture, delicacy, discretion, discrimination, glorification, idealisation, idealization, idolisation, idolization, increase, savvy, secernment, sense, step-up, style, thanks, trend, understanding, vertu, virtu, vogue

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