Noun appreciation has 5 senses
  1. appreciation, grasp, hold - understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"
    --1 is a kind of understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy
    --1 has particulars: sense
  2. taste, appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness - 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"
    --2 is a kind of discrimination, secernment
    --2 has particulars:
     virtu, vertu, connoisseurship; vogue, trend, style; delicacy, discretion; culture
  3. appreciation - an expression of gratitude; "he expressed his appreciation in a short note"
    --3 is a kind of
  4. admiration, appreciation - a favorable judgment; "a small token in admiration of your works"
    --4 is a kind of blessing, approval, approving
    --4 has particulars:
     adoration, idolization, idolisation; idealization, idealisation, glorification
  5. appreciation - an increase in price or value; "an appreciation of 30% in the value of real estate"
    --5 is a kind of
    increase, step-up
    Antonyms: depreciation