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satisfaction


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Satisfaction  \Sat`is*fac"tion\,  n.  [OE.  satisfaccioun  F. 
  satisfaction,  fr  L.  satisfactio,  fr  satisfacere  to  satisfy. 
  See  {Satisfy}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  satisfying,  or  the  state  of  being  satisfied; 
  gratification  of  desire;  contentment  in  possession  and 
  enjoyment;  repose  of  mind  resulting  from  compliance  with 
  its  desires  or  demands. 
 
  The  mind  having  a  power  to  suspend  the  execution  and 
  satisfaction  of  any  of  its  desires.  --Locke. 
 
  2.  Settlement  of  a  claim,  due,  or  demand;  payment; 
  indemnification;  adequate  compensation. 
 
  We  shall  make  full  satisfaction.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  That  which  satisfies  or  gratifies;  atonement. 
 
  Die  he  or  justice  must  unless  for  him  Some  other 
  able,  and  as  willing,  pay  The  rigid  satisfaction, 
  death  for  death.  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  Contentment;  content;  gratification;  pleasure; 
  recompense;  compensation;  amends;  remuneration; 
  indemnification;  atonement. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  satisfaction 
  n  1:  the  contentment  you  feel  when  you  have  done  something  right 
  "the  chef  tasted  the  sauce  with  great  satisfaction" 
  [ant:  {dissatisfaction}] 
  2:  state  of  being  gratified;  great  satisfaction:  "dull 
  repetitious  work  gives  no  gratification";  "to  my  immense 
  gratification  he  arrived  on  time"  [syn:  {gratification}] 
  3:  compensation  for  a  wrong  "we  were  unable  to  get 
  satisfaction  from  the  local  store"  [syn:  {atonement},  {expiation}] 
  4:  act  of  fulfilling  a  desire  or  need  or  appetite;  "the 
  satisfaction  of  their  demand  for  better  services"  [syn:  {satisfying}] 




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