gratification

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noun grat·i·fi·ca·tion \ˌgra-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of gratification

  1. 1 :  reward, recompense <monetary gratification for a job well done>; especially :  gratuity

  2. 2 :  the act of gratifying :  the state of being gratified <the gratification of physical appetites>

  3. 3 :  a source of satisfaction or pleasure <found gratification in getting his novel published>


GRATIFICATION Defined for Kids

gratification

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noun grat·i·fi·ca·tion \ˌgra-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of gratification for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of giving pleasure or satisfaction to :  the state of being pleased or satisfied <She expects immediate gratification of her desires.>

  2. 2 :  something that pleases or satisfies <His life offers few gratifications.>



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