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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.
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