Definitions: (noun) Appreciation is the rise in value of something. (noun) Appreciation is the feeling of being thankful. (noun) An appreciation of something is the ability to see it’s value and understand it.
Examples: (noun) The appreciation of the Japanese yen against the US dollar has helped the American automobile industry. (noun) I just wanted to send you this card to show my appreciation for your kindness last week. (noun) Art appreciation can be learned, but it is very difficult to teach. (noun) The problems may have been due to a lack of appreciation of the different cultures. (noun) He now has a far greater appreciation of dogs and the people who handle them professionally.
Synonyms: nouns: admiration, affection, respect. thankfulness, gratitude, recognition. gain, growth, rise.
Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 8 D