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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Appreciation  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  appreciation 
  n  1:  understanding  of  the  nature  or  meaning  or  quality  or 
  magnitude  of  something  "he  has  a  good  grasp  of 
  accounting  practices"  [syn:  {grasp},  {hold}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {taste},  {discernment},  {perceptiveness}] 
  3:  an  expression  of  gratitude;  "he  expressed  his  appreciation 
  in  a  short  note" 
  4:  a  favorable  judgment;  "a  small  token  in  admiration  of  your 
  works"  [syn:  {admiration}] 
  5:  an  increase  in  price  or  value  over  time;  "an  appreciation  of 
  30%  in  the  value  of  real  estate"  [ant:  {depreciation}] 




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