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acknowledgment

[ak-nol-ij-muh nt] /ækˈnɒl ɪdʒ mənt/
noun
1.
an act of acknowledging.
2.
recognition of the existence or truth of something:
the acknowledgment of a sovereign power.
3.
an expression of appreciation.
4.
a thing done or given in appreciation or gratitude.
5.
Law.
  1. a declaration before an official that one has executed a particular legal document.
  2. an official certificate of a formal acknowledging.
  3. public recognition by a man of an illegitimate child as his own.
Also, especially British, acknowledgement.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; acknowledge + -ment
Related forms
preacknowledgement, noun
preacknowledgment, noun
reacknowledgment, noun
superacknowledgment, noun
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Examples for acknowledgment
  • It was a rare acknowledgment by the administration that the path it had chosen was failing and that another was needed.
  • As for the money question, this was simply an acknowledgment of my humanity: the writer has a body, which includes a stomach.
  • It is also an acknowledgment of the void he leaves behind.
  • It shows no acknowledgment of the better choices made by some people.
  • Ben should receive the posthumous credit he deserves with an acknowledgment.
  • Unlike in the past, however, corporations now ask more from us than simple acknowledgment of support.
  • We think plants that consistently put on exemplary performances should receive their own public acknowledgment.
  • They do things over and over without any acknowledgment that there is a legitimate government in place.
  • The acknowledgment of the receipt of their packages is all the department can do the first day of their receipt.
  • We need sensible transfer standards to ensure acknowledgment of students' completed course work.
British Dictionary definitions for acknowledgment

acknowledgment

/əkˈnɒlɪdʒmənt/
noun
1.
the act of acknowledging or state of being acknowledged
2.
something done or given as an expression of thanks, as a reply to a message, etc
3.
(pl) an author's statement acknowledging his use of the works of other authors, usually printed at the front of a book
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