no·ti·fi·ca·tion | \ ˌnō-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən \

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.

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The driver was a man from Lake Villa Township, but his identity was being withheld Friday morning pending notification of family members, Covelli said. Jim Newton, Lake County News-Sun, "Man dies in Antioch Township crash Friday; second motorcycle death in Lake County this week," 13 July 2018 The service member's identity was being withheld pending notification of family members. CBS News, "American service member killed in Afghanistan, second U.S. death in 6 days," 12 July 2018 The name of the deceased service member was withheld pending notification of next of kin, the coalition said in a statement, adding that those military personnel wounded in the attack were in stable condition. Craig Nelson And, WSJ, "U.S. Service Member Killed in Apparent Insider Attack in Afghanistan," 7 July 2018 The pedestrian, whose name was withheld pending notification of his family, died at the scene, Smale said. City News Service,, "CHP: Man killed on I-5 Saturday was crossing freeway on foot," 2 July 2018 Authorities are not disclosing the identity of the man, pending notification of next of kin, Balinski said. Karen Ann Cullotta,, "Man dies after SUV crashes into tree, catches fire in Kildeer," 25 June 2018 The man's identity has been withheld pending notification of next of kin, said Sgt. Nicole Santa Cruz,, "Man dies after 'brief altercation' with Anaheim police," 24 June 2018 Authorities did not want to release the exact address pending the notification of family members of the victim, who was not identified. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Fatal house fire reported near North Prairie," 18 June 2018 The individual was not identified, pending notification of next of kin. Elizabeth Zwirz, Fox News, "Midair plane crash over Alaska turns deadly, officials say," 13 June 2018

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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 \

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 \

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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