English noun: acknowledgment
|1.||acknowledgment (state) the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged|
|Samples||The partners were delighted with the recognition of their work.|
She seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own.
|2.||acknowledgment (communication) a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage|
|Samples||The student's essay failed to list several important citations.|
The acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book.
The article includes mention of similar clinical cases.
|Synonyms||citation, cite, credit, mention, quotation, reference|
|Broader (hypernym)||annotation, notation, note|
|Narrower (hyponym)||cross-index, cross-reference, photo credit|
|3.||acknowledgment (communication) a statement acknowledging something or someone|
|Samples||She must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment.|
The preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her.
|Broader (hypernym)||content, message, subject matter, substance|
|Narrower (hyponym)||admission, aloha, apology, ciao, commiseration, condolence, credits, declination, farewell, greeting, handclasp, handshake, handshaking, mea culpa, receipt, regrets, salutation, shake, thanks, word of farewell|