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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ap·pre·ci·a·tion /əˌpriʃiˈeʃən, ˌprɪ ||ˌprisi-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·pre·ci·a·tion n.
 1. A just valuation or estimate of merit, worth, weight, etc.; recognition of excellence.
 2. Accurate perception; true estimation; as, an appreciation of the difficulties before us; an appreciation of colors.
    His foreboding showed his appreciation of Henry's character.   --J. R. Green.
 3. A rise in value; -- opposed to depreciation.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or
           magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of
           accounting practices" [syn: grasp, hold]
      2: delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values);
         "arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid
         success"; "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate
         in bad taste" [syn: taste, discernment, perceptiveness]
      3: an expression of gratitude; "he expressed his appreciation
         in a short note"
      4: a favorable judgment; "a small token in admiration of your
         works" [syn: admiration]
      5: an increase in price or value; "an appreciation of 30% in
         the value of real estate" [ant: depreciation]