notification

noun

no·​ti·​fi·​ca·​tion ˌnō-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce notification (audio)
1
: the act or an instance of notifying
2
: a written or printed matter that gives notice

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 motorcyclist’s name was not released pending notification of family. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 June 2024 Now, with conditional notifications, Sheets adds a feature associated with project management tools like Airtable. Sheena Vasani, The Verge, 5 June 2024 May 24 Theft by false pretenses: A Saratoga resident contacted the suspect after receiving a pop-up notification on their computer. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, 31 May 2024 The pilot has not been identified pending next-of-kin notification. Ishani Desai, Sacramento Bee, 29 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for notification 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of notification was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Notification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/notification. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

notification

noun
no·​ti·​fi·​ca·​tion ˌnōt-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce notification (audio)
1
: the act or an instance of notifying
2
: written or printed matter that gives notice

Medical Definition

notification

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