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 The pedestrian was a man in his 40s, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, and his name has not been released pending notification of the family. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2022 Their identities were not released, pending notification of relatives. Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 May 2022 The attack happened shortly before 6 p.m. in the 1600 block of West 68th Street, Chicago police said in a media notification. Stephanie Casanova, Chicago Tribune, 11 May 2022 The name of the deceased victim was being withheld pending the notification of the next of kin, police said. Arkansas Online, 8 May 2022 The day before the announcement, a 25-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting on a CTA train near the 63rd Street Red Line station about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Chicago police said in a media notification. Sarah Freishtat,, 9 Mar. 2022 The reasoning was explained in a State Department notification to Congress that was obtained by The Associated Press. Nick Perry, ajc, 12 Feb. 2022 There may be a delay in notification due to the backlog of paperwork, but the results will eventually make it to the school. Washington Post, 19 Jan. 2022 The company said that Suga took a PCR test upon returning from the US on Thursday, which resulted in a positive notification on Friday morning. Gawon Bae, CNN, 24 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of notification

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 May 2022

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“Notification.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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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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