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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Synonyms for notification


ad, advert [chiefly British], advertisement, announcement, bulletin, communiqué, notice, posting, release

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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.

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According to Vecenie, Washington has not received notification if the application has been granted or denied. Charlotte Carroll,, "Report: Wizards Apply for Disabled Player Exception for John Wall," 2 July 2019 If the individual does not report, the District Attorney’s Office will mail them a notification to remind them. Emilie Eaton,, "Starting Monday, people caught with small amounts of pot in San Antonio won’t have to go to jail," 28 June 2019 That generated a notification for RMV personnel to conduct a manual review of Zhukovskyy's record. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, "What we know about the truck driver who killed 7 motorcyclists in New Hampshire," 28 June 2019 AEMC Personnel Committee Thomas Walters said in a public notification posted Monday. Dennis Pillion |,, "Alabama wants to know what you think of ADEM director’s job performance," 24 June 2019 The new duties take effect from Sunday, a government notification said, in the latest trade row since U.S. President Donald Trump took office in 2017 vowing to act against countries with which Washington has a large trade deficit. NBC News, "India to impose retaliatory tariffs on 28 U.S. goods," 16 June 2019 New court filings in New York show that speedway president Michael Printup made several attempts to collect the payment from Woodstock 50 investor Greg Peck and the event's co-founder Michael Lang before issuing a breach notification on June 3. Dave Brooks, Billboard, "Woodstock 50 Lost Festival Site Because Organizers Failed to Make Final $150,000 Payment," 13 June 2019 The White House plans to proceed with Mexico tariffs and is expected to issue a legal notification Friday that the levy on Mexican goods will go into effect Monday, although there's still time for the president to change his mind. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, "White House plans to proceed with Mexico tariffs," 7 June 2019 If a window breaks, then the car goes into full panic mode: loud alarms sound, lights flash, the main display goes to full brightness, and a push notification goes to the owner. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "Tesla Rolls Out Sentry Mode and Dog Mode to the Model 3," 14 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of notification

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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