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. [1913 Webster]

2. Accurate perception; true estimation; as, an appreciation of the difficulties before us; an appreciation of colors. [1913 Webster]

His foreboding showed his appreciation of Henry's character. --J. R. Green. [1913 Webster]

3. A rise in value; -- opposed to {depreciation}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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