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 In another flaw, the IG also found that Police Department officials who are required to notify COPA of use-of-force incidents have struggled to understand the notification guidelines. Jeremy Gorner,, "Inspector general finds failures in city’s system for promptly releasing video in police use-of-force cases," 15 Sep. 2020 One Oxford study detailed an epidemiological model that predicted the pandemic could be stopped in its tracks if 60 percent of the population used a notification app. Lyndsay Winkley, San Diego Union-Tribune, "UC San Diego gets green light to launch cellphone-based COVID-19 notification system," 14 Sep. 2020 Police said notification of the victim’s family was still pending. Dana Branham, Dallas News, "Dallas police investigate fatal shooting in Oak Lawn," 13 Sep. 2020 Amazon pulled the surge protector from its site weeks after CNN began looking into the device, but did not appear to provide any notification to customers, including to news reporters who purchased it. Blake Ellis And Melanie Hicken, CNN, "Senators demand recalls after CNN report finds Amazon's own products are being flagged as fire hazards," 11 Sep. 2020 The exposure notification app, called EN Express, will be available on smartphones at the end of September as an iOS update for Apple users and an app for Android users. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "School starts, paper masks, ‘hero pay’: News from around our 50 states," 11 Sep. 2020 The identities of the victims were not immediately released pending notification of relatives. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, "Separate shootings in Northeast Washington leave two men dead," 11 Sep. 2020 Opponents also said property owners in the Five Points area didn't receive proper notification of the expansion plan. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "King Drive Business Improvement District to expand its turf to Five Points, Haymarket areas under new proposal," 10 Sep. 2020 Without any discussion or public announcement, China posted notification of new restrictions on the export of artificial intelligence technologies, including speech recognition and techniques for personalizing content., "ByteDance Is Poised to Miss U.S. Deadline for TikTok Sale," 10 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of notification

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Sep 2020

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“Notification.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 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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