acknowledgment or acknowledgement

ac|knowl|edg|ment or ac|knowl|edge|ment [ ək`nalıdʒmənt ] noun
1. ) singular or uncount something that you say or do in order to show that you accept that something exists or is true:
acknowledgment that: There is now almost universal acknowledgment that the program has failed.
a ) in acknowledgment if you move your hand or head in acknowledgment of someone, you do it in order to show that you have seen them, or have paid attention to what they are saying:
He nodded his head in acknowledgment.
2. ) count or uncount a statement of thanks for something that someone has done
a ) acknowledgments plural a statement of thanks at the beginning of a book, made by the writer to people who have helped
3. ) count or uncount a letter telling you that someone has received the thing you sent them

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Acknowledgment — Ac*knowl edg*ment, Acknowledgement Ac*knowl edge*ment ([a^]k*n[o^]l [e^]j*ment), n. 1. The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession. An acknowledgment of fault. Froude. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of owning or recognizing in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • acknowledgment — (n.) alternative form of ACKNOWLEDGEMENT (Cf. acknowledgement). OED deems it a spelling more in accordance with Eng. values of letters …   Etymology dictionary

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