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Definition of the noun commendation

What does commendation mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: commendations

  1. an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement
  2. a message expressing a favorable opinion

Alternative definition of the noun commendation

noun

  1. The act of commending; praise; favorable representation in words; recommendation.
  2. That which is the ground of approbation or praise.
  3. A message of affection or respect; compliments; greeting.
  4. An award or recognition for performance; a medal.

Definition of the noun commendation for high school students

    a notice of approval or recognition
    • example: Jared received a commendation from Linda, his supervisor, for his stellar performance.

The noun commendation is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for commendation

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Google previewSelect Funeral Memorials (1818)

by Sir Egerton Brydges

Commendation is the least reward ...

Google previewMiscellaneous Writings (1797)

by Robert Charles Dallas

SLUG G 1sh commendation is a prominent mark of an envious mind. They who praise decided merit with a but, an if it were not for, and a yet, may be rather said obliquely to condemn than honestly to extol. As ambition deviates into false ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

commendation bestowed upon a person; ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the U.S. Army (2001)

by Jerold E. Brown

ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL of the day. The original subscription price was five dollars per year, or ten cents per issue. On 13 May 1950 the publication changed its name to Army-Navy-Air Force Journal. Its name changed again on 17 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1832)

Intended to Exhibit: I. The Origin and the Affinities of Every English Word ... II. The Orthography and the Pronunciation of Words ... III. Accurate and Discriminating Definitions of Technical and Scientific Terms ... To which are Prefixed an Introductory Dissertation on the Origin, History, and Connection of the Languages of Western Asia and of Europe and a Concise Grammar, Philosophical and Practical, of the English Language by Noah Webster

£OM Commendation. WEND'Amr, a. [Fr. recommandable; It commendabile.

Google previewPopular and Complete English Dictionary (1848)

Exhibiting the Pronunciation, Etymology, and Explanation of Every Word Usually Employed in Science, Literature, and Art by John Boag

Commendation bestowed on a person; approbation expressed. Praise may be expressed by an individual, and in this circumstance differs from fame, renown, and celebrity, which are the expression of the approbation of numbers, or public ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language ... to which are Prefixed an Introductory Dissertation on the Origin, History, and Connection of the Languages of Western Asia and of Europe (1831)

And a Concise Grammar, Philosophical and Practical, of the English Language by Noah Webster

A commendation; eulogy. South. €OMMENDED, pp. Praised; represented favorably; committed in charge. coMMENDER, n. One who commends or praises. eOMMENDING, ppr. Praising; representing favorably; committing, or delivering in ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1910)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

All round and about this line of descent there was a crowd of varying forms branching off more or less widely from the main stem, different kinds of commendation, different forms of precarium, some of which varied greatly from that through ...

Google previewA New and general biographical dictionary (1784)

Livy is blamed for having given him the cold commendation, as it has been called , of auctorhaud- quaquam...

Google previewAn Universal Etymological English Dictionary (1731)

... by N. Bailey, ... by Nathan Bailey

belonging to Commendation, or Praise. LAUDS [laudes, L.] Praises read orsimg last, cither at Morning or Evening Service. LAU'DUM, a decisive Sentence or A- ward of an Arbitrator. To LAVE [laver, F. lavare, £. to waft] te scoop or throw out ...

Google previewAn Universal Etymological Dictionary (1764)

Comprehending the Derivations of the Generality of Words... and Also a Brief and Clear Explication of All Different Words... Together with a Large Collection and Explication of Words Used in Our Ancient Statutes... Also a Collection of Our Most Common Proverbs by Nathan Bailey

Praise, Commendation. LAUD'ABLE [loudable, F. of laudabilis, 1...] worthy of Praise, commendable. LAUDABLE Matter (among Surgeons] such Matter of a Wound which is natural, and having no bad Quality.

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1808)

Illustrating the Words in Their Different Significations by Examples from Ancient and Modern Writers by John Jamieson

Commendation, praise; without the idea of boasting being included, ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

crisis action team JSCC joint security coordination center; joint Services coordination committee JSCM joint Service commendation medal JSCP Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan JSDS Joint Staff doctrine sponsor J-SEAD joint suppression of ...

Google previewA Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language (1822)

In which Not Only the Meaning of Every Word is Explained, and the Sound of Every Syllable Distinctly Shown, But, where Words are Subject to Different Pronunciations, the Reasons for Each are Duly Considered, and the Best Pronunciation is Selected by John Walker

Thus this accent may * be placed on the first syllable of conversation, commendation,89'c.

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Quotes about commendation

Now, my father Matthias was not only eminent on account of is nobility, but had a higher commendation on account of his righteousness, and was in great reputation in Jerusalem, the greatest city we have. (Flavius Josephus)
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Scrabble value of C3O1M3M3E1N1D2A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 12-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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