no·​ti·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌnō-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce notification (audio) \

Definition of notification

1 : the act or an instance of notifying
2 : a written or printed matter that gives notice

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Examples of notification in a Sentence

I was given no notification that you received my payment. You will be sent a written notification.
Recent Examples on the Web When someone tests positive for COVID-19, the system will send a notification to anyone who was recently near that person, advising them to contact their local healthcare authority to receive a coronavirus test. Leada Gore |, al, "Alabama 1 of 3 states to sign on with Google, Apple for coronavirus contact tracing app," 21 May 2020 However, exports of gloves made from nitrile rubber, a synthetic variety generally known as NBR, and masks other than two and three-ply, will continue to be restricted, according to a notification by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade. Ronojoy Mazumdar,, "India Removes Some Masks and Gloves From Banned Export List," 19 May 2020 Amazon sent a similar notification to employees about a separate coronavirus case in the same facility last Sunday. oregonlive, "Amazon has second coronavirus case at Oregon warehouse," 17 May 2020 Finding out that you've been exposed to a serious disease through a push notification may still seem like something out of dystopian science fiction. Andy Greenberg, Wired, "Google and Apple Reveal How Covid-19 Alert Apps Might Look," 4 May 2020 The lockdown, announced on March 24, has now extended till May 18, according to a notification issued by the ministry of home affairs. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "India extends its nationwide lockdown by two more weeks—but with some relaxations," 1 May 2020 Nunes sent a notification about eight criminal referrals targeting individuals tied to the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation, including some that had to do with leaks, in April 2019. Daniel Chaitin, Washington Examiner, "Devin Nunes: 'Obama's dossier' a subject of criminal referral to Justice Department," 21 Apr. 2020 Coronavirus cases among the more than 31,000 immigrants held by ICE surged to 220 on Monday, with the agency reporting 96 new cases across the country, according to a notification to Congress obtained by CBS News. Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, "Judge orders ICE to consider releasing all immigrants at risk of dying if infected by coronavirus," 20 Apr. 2020 The quarantine recommendations were made to all attendees though a notification the department posted on its website March 18. Gina Kaufman, Detroit Free Press, "How the coronavirus spread through the Detroit Police Department," 28 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of notification

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 May 2020

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“Notification.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of notification

: something that gives official information to someone : the act of notifying someone


no·​ti·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌnō-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce notification (audio) \

Kids Definition of notification

1 : the act or an instance of giving notice or information Notification of all winners will occur tomorrow.
2 : something written or printed that gives notice I received notification of my acceptance.


no·​ti·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌnōt-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce notification (audio) \

Medical Definition of notification

: the act or an instance of notifying especially : the act of reporting the occurrence of a communicable disease or of an individual affected with such a disease

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