acknowledgement

[[t]æknɒ̱lɪʤmənt[/t]]
acknowledgements
1) N-SING: also no det, usu with supp, oft N that, N of n An acknowledgement is a statement or action which recognizes that something exists or is true.

The President's resignation appears to be an acknowledgment that he has lost all hope of keeping the country together...

He appreciated her acknowledgement of his maturity.

Syn:
2) N-PLURAL The acknowledgements in a book are the section in which the author thanks all the people who have helped him or her.
3) N-UNCOUNT: also a N A gesture of acknowledgement, such as a smile, shows someone that you have seen and recognized them.

Farling smiled in acknowledgement and gave a bow...

Mitzi nodded a perfunctory acknowledgement as her glass was filled.

4) N-VAR An acknowledgement is a published statement in which you express your gratitude for or appreciation of something.

The benefit to the donor was an acknowledgment of the donation in a printed bulletin...

Grateful acknowledgment is made for permission to reprint.

5) N-COUNT An acknowledgement is a letter or message that you receive from someone, telling you that something you have sent to them has arrived.

I have received neither an acknowledgment nor a reply.


English dictionary. 2008.

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