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 Additional information will be provided pending next of kin notification, the bureau said in a statement on Saturday evening. Audrey Jensen, The Arizona Republic, 11 July 2021 Generally speaking, however, the target would receive some sort of notification so that any vulnerabilities that were found could be addressed before they were exploited by cybercriminals. Lee Mathews, Forbes, 6 July 2021 The amount of time, effort, and personal exposure all for the endorphin hit of the notification? Michael Polk, Rolling Stone, 14 May 2021 The sheriff’s office did not release the identities of the people involved, pending next of kin notification. oregonlive, 22 Apr. 2021 The woman, who has not been publicly identified pending next of kin notification, died in the crash. Kelli Smith, Dallas News, 16 Apr. 2021 Potential winner must then follow the instructions provided by the Sponsor to contact the Sponsor with his/her full name and requested contact information within one (1)day of date of notification. Ew Staff,, 14 Apr. 2021 Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, may also result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner., 29 Mar. 2021 The government also announced structural changes in the mining sector to improve the ease of doing business and easing of the Environment Impact Assessment notification. S Gopikrishna Warrier, Quartz, 29 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of notification

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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2 Aug 2021

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“Notification.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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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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