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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishacknowledgementac‧knowl‧edge‧ment, acknowledgment /əkˈnɒlɪdʒmənt $ -ˈnɑː-/ ●○○ AWL noun  1 [countable, uncountable]ADMIT the act of admitting or accepting that something is trueacknowledgement 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, uncountable] 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.in acknowledgement Larsen looked over and nodded in acknowledgement.3 [countable, uncountable]THANK the act of publicly thanking someone for something they have donein acknowledgement of something She received a special award in acknowledgement of all her hard work.4 [countable, uncountable]ANSWER/REPLY a letter written to tell someone that you have received their letter, message etc Do you want a written acknowledgement?5 acknowledgements
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acknowledgementNot a flicker of a smile disturbed that noble face, nor even an acknowledgement that he had heard.I haven't as yet received a response to my letter, not even an acknowledgement.I received an acknowledgement from Toshiba yesterday telling me that they were considering my application for the job.As soon as their eyes met he inclined his head in acknowledgement.He's still waiting for a letter of acknowledgement of the last cheque he sent them.He paused to speak to the surprised group and their wide smiles of acknowledgement started the day off well.While most mistakes should be ignored or given scant acknowledgement, there are times when parental intervention may be useful.Had this acknowledgement been made, both a high birth-rate and environmental degradation would appear symptoms of a wider malaise.Our unconscious acknowledgement of this at the time lay in taking up as little space as possible, not being a nuisance.Janice Rand passed us by without acknowledgement.acknowledgement thatNot a flicker of a smile disturbed that noble face, nor even an acknowledgement that he had heard.It is an acknowledgement that there can not be certainty but that there are only a limited number of possible event-patterns.Any acknowledgement that there is an impending massive crisis in medical recruitment is missing from the committee's report.Police acknowledgement that this hadn't actually happened was delayed until after the press coverage.It is a tacit acknowledgement that neither office nor a peerage awaits them.This is despite the acknowledgement that carers' issues transcend health and social care boundaries.Equally important, however, is the acknowledgement that whatever is best practice today will almost certainly not be tomorrow.There was widespread acknowledgement that the absence of the Unionist parties had created a partial vacuum.in acknowledgement of somethingIt dips its wings in acknowledgement of the landing strip, and circles, preparing to land.
From Longman Business Dictionaryacknowledgementac‧knowl‧edge‧ment /əkˈnɒlɪdʒmənt-ˈnɑː-/ (also acknowledgment) noun [countable, uncountable]1a letter sent to someone, saying that you have received something from themWhen we receive an enquiry, a letter of acknowledgement is sent back immediately, enclosing a hotel brochure.a standard acknowledgement letter2LAW a formal statement agreeing that something is correct or trueThe letter should include acknowledgement of the situation from both parties.
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