appreciation


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Wikipedia.

Appreciation

The fair and reasonable estimation of the value of an item. The increase in the financial worth of an asset as compared to its value at a particular earlier date as a result of inflation or greater market demand.

appreciation

n. the increase in value through the natural course of events as distinguished from improvements or additions. (See: appreciate)

appreciation

(Increased value), noun accrual, accruement, accumulation, added monetary worth, addition, advance in worth, gain, gain in worth, growth, growth in value, increase, increased price, increment, realization, rise, rise in value

appreciation

(Perception), noun apperception, appraisal, appraisment, assessment, awareness, clear perreption, cognition, cognizance, comprehension, correct valuation, discer nment, estimation, full appraisal, just estimation, measurement, recognition, valuation
See also: accession, augmentation, boom, cognition, comprehension, computation, concept, determination, differentiation, discretion, discrimination, enlargement, estimation, honor, increase, knowledge, mention, perception, realization, recognition, regard, respect, scienter, sensibility
References in classic literature ?
An old soldier might be supposed to prize only the bloody laurel on his brow; but here was one who seemed to have a young girl's appreciation of the floral tribe.
Women have no appreciation of good looks; at least, good women have not.
Thus he came to regard the telephone with a higher degree of appreciation than any of his predecessors had done, and eulogized it on many public occasions.
Provincial life, without an opening, without appreciation, without encouragement, described a circle about him in which languished and died the power of thought,--a power which as yet had scarcely reached its dawn.
If my poor Flatland friend retained the vigour of mind which he enjoyed when he began to compose these Memoirs, I should not now need to represent him in this preface, in which he desires, firstly, to return his thanks to his readers and critics in Spaceland, whose appreciation has, with unexpected celerity, required a second edition of his work; secondly, to apologize for certain errors and misprints (for which, however, he is not entirely responsible); and, thirdly, to explain one or two misconceptions.
The effect on the precision and celerity of the military movements was so remarkable that Lorquas Ptomel presented me with a massive anklet of gold from his own leg, as a sign of his appreciation of my service to the horde.
Europeans will better understand his point of view than Americans, poor, benighted provincials, who are denied a true appreciation of caste and of the fact that "the king can do no wrong.
One of them added that it was hard lines that there wasn't any gentleman `such like as like yourself, squire', to show some sort of appreciation of their efforts in a liquid form.
At any rate I did my best to display my appreciation of the gift.
I must be able to present these proofs for his appreciation.
The reason why I am now dissatisfied is that I have not a clear appreciation of the past.
And he hated the lieutenant, who had no appreciation of fine minds.