Acknowledgment


Acknowledgment

Acknowledgment (also spelled acknowledgement) can refer to:

*Acknowledgment (creative arts) (and scientific literature and writing), a statement of gratitude for assistance in producing a work
**Acknowledgment index, an experimental method for analyzing the scientific literature
*Acknowledgment (law), a declaration or avowal of one's own act, to give it legal validity
**Acknowledgment of service
*Acknowledgment (electronic tax filing), an official electronic notice from the IRS or a state tax authority indicating whether or not the e-file was accepted and considered “filed” or rejected and considered “not filed.”
*Acknowledgment (social), a written thank you note expressing gratitude for gifts, assistance, or expressions of sympathy

Telecommunication
*Acknowledgment code (ACK), a signal used to indicate acknowledgment, specifically:
**ACK (TCP), a packet used in TCP to acknowledge receipt of a packet
**Acknowledge character, an ASCII control character
**Negative-acknowledge character, an ASCII control character
**Retransmission (data networks): Cumulative Acknowledgment, Negative Acknowledgment (NACK), Positive Acknowledgment with Retransmission (PAR), Selective Acknowledgment (SACK)
**Acknowledgment window size

Other
* Acknowledgment of receipt, a postal service
* Acknowledgement - ethical, as in to "offer someone acknowledgement" or to "provide recognition". To take someone seriously as an end in themselves, as a human worthy of respect, as having a valid point of view, as a genuine ethical subject.

ee also

*ACK
*Credit (creative arts), acknowledgment given to someone in the creative arts


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  • acknowledgment — ac·knowl·edg·ment also ac·knowl·edge·ment n 1 a: the act of acknowledging b: the act of admitting paternity compare filiation 2: a thing done or given in recognition of something received an acknowledgment came …   Law dictionary

  • Acknowledgment — Ac*knowl edg*ment, Acknowledgement Ac*knowl edge*ment ([a^]k*n[o^]l [e^]j*ment), n. 1. The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession. An acknowledgment of fault. Froude. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of owning or recognizing in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acknowledgment — UK [əkˈnɒlɪdʒmənt] / US [əkˈnɑlɪdʒmənt] or acknowledgement UK / US noun Word forms acknowledgment : singular acknowledgment plural acknowledgments Word forms acknowledgement : singular acknowledgement plural acknowledgements 1)… …   English dictionary

  • acknowledgment — [n1] act of recognizing authority or truth of something acceptance, accession, acquiescence, admission, admitting, affirmation, allowance, allowing, assent, assertion, asservation, avowal, compliance, conceding, concession, concurrence,… …   New thesaurus

  • acknowledgment — (n.) alternative form of ACKNOWLEDGEMENT (Cf. acknowledgement). OED deems it a spelling more in accordance with Eng. values of letters …   Etymology dictionary

  • acknowledgment — or acknowledgement [ak näl′ij mənt, ək näl′ijmənt] n. 1. an acknowledging or being acknowledged; admission; avowal 2. something done or given in acknowledging, as an expression of thanks 3. recognition of the authority or claims of 4. a legal… …   English World dictionary

  • acknowledgment — n. 1) to make an acknowledgment of 2) a frank; grateful; public acknowledgment 3) in acknowledgment of * * * [ək nɒlɪdʒmənt] grateful public acknowledgment a frank in acknowledgment of to make an acknowledgment of …   Combinatory dictionary

  • acknowledgment — noun 1) acknowledgment of the need to take new initiatives Syn: acceptance, recognition, admission, concession, confession 2) a smile of acknowledgment Syn: greeting, welcome, salutation 3) she left without a word of acknow …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • acknowledgment — To acknowledge is to admit, affirm, declare, testify, avow, confess, or own as genuine. Favello v. Bank of America Nat. Trust & Savings Ass n, 24 Cal.App.2d 342, 74 P.2d 1057, 1058. Admission or affirmation of obligation or responsibility.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • acknowledgment — To acknowledge is to admit, affirm, declare, testify, avow, confess, or own as genuine. Favello v. Bank of America Nat. Trust & Savings Ass n, 24 Cal.App.2d 342, 74 P.2d 1057, 1058. Admission or affirmation of obligation or responsibility.… …   Black's law dictionary


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