acknowledgement


acknowledgement
ac|knowl|edge|ment
acknowledgment [əkˈnɔlıdʒmənt US -ˈna:-] n
1.) [U and C]
the act of admitting or accepting that something is true
acknowledgement of
We want an acknowledgement of the existence of the problem.
acknowledgement that
The reduction in their grant is an acknowledgement that they have been paid too much.
2.) [singular]
a movement of your body that shows that you have noticed someone or heard what they have said
Basil nodded an acknowledgement as he entered the room.
He gave her a faint smile of acknowledgement.
3.) [U and C]
the act of publicly thanking someone for something they have done
in acknowledgement of sth
She received a special award in acknowledgement of all her hard work.
4.) [U and C]
a letter written to tell someone that you have received their letter, message etc
Do you want a written acknowledgement?
5.) acknowledgements [plural]
a short piece of writing at the beginning or end of a book in which the writer thanks all the people who have helped him or her

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Acknowledgement — Acknowledgement,   ACK …   Universal-Lexikon

  • acknowledgement — (n.) 1590s, act of acknowledging, from ACKNOWLEDGE (Cf. acknowledge) + MENT (Cf. ment). An early instance of ment added to an orig. Eng. vb. [OED]. Meaning token of due recognition is recorded from 1610s …   Etymology dictionary

  • acknowledgement — This spelling is preferred in BrE, although acknowledgment is more usual in AmE …   Modern English usage

  • acknowledgement — (also acknowledgment) ► NOUN 1) the action or fact of acknowledging. 2) an act or instance of acknowledging. 3) (acknowledgements) (in a book) a printed expression of the author s gratitude to others …   English terms dictionary

  • acknowledgement — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brief ▪ explicit ▪ tacit ▪ open, public ▪ formal, official …   Collocations dictionary

  • acknowledgement — [[t]æknɒ̱lɪʤmənt[/t]] acknowledgements also acknowledgment 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… …   English dictionary

  • acknowledgement — acknowledgment UK [əkˈnɒlɪdʒmənt] / US [əkˈnɑlɪdʒmənt] or acknowledgement UK / US noun Word forms acknowledgment : singular acknowledgment plural acknowledgments Word forms acknowledgement : singular acknowledgement plural acknowledgements 1)… …   English dictionary

  • acknowledgement — /əkˈnɒlədʒmənt/ (say uhk noluhjmuhnt) noun 1. the act of acknowledging or admitting. 2. a recognition of the existence or truth of anything: the acknowledgement of our ignorance. 3. the recognition of the authority or validity of someone or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • acknowledgement — /ək nɒlɪdʒmənt/ noun the act of acknowledging ● She sent an acknowledgement of receipt. ● The company sent a letter of acknowledgement after I sent in my job application …   Marketing dictionary in english


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