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[noh-tuh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌnoʊ tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
a formal notifying or informing.
an act or instance of notifying, making known, or giving notice; notice.
a written or printed notice, announcement, or warning:
Notifications were mailed to the winners.
Origin of notification
1325-75; Middle English notificacioun < Medieval Latin nōtificātiōn- (stem of nōtificātiō). See notify, -ation
Related forms
nonnotification, noun
renotification, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for notification
  • Users can set a notification on their phones to be alerted if a new outbreak near them is reported.
  • Anything not specifically outlawed is permissible, and requires neither approval nor notification.
  • If you wish to stop receiving the weekly notification e-mails, please click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the e-mail.
  • The other is a domestic legislative proposal whose key features include tightening data-breach notification laws.
  • Then it could decide how that notification came through and how it came through in that context.
  • The final notification of its commercial release is pending with the government.
  • The trial was riddled with discrepancies including forced witness testimony, absent witnesses, and insufficient notification.
  • Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response came from him.
  • When the body sustains an injury, molecules called notification proteins are produced at the site.
  • The notification can be made at the earliest one month in advance.
British Dictionary definitions for notification


the act of notifying
a formal announcement
something that notifies; a notice
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for notification

late 14c., from Old French notificacion (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin notificationem (nominative notificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin notificare "to make known, notify" (see notify).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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