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Definition of award noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] (often in names of particular awards) a prize such as money, etc. for something that someone has done He was nominated for the best actor award. an award presentation/ceremony the Tony Awards award for something to win/receive/get an award for something see also Academy Award™
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] the amount of money that a court decides should be given to someone who has won a case; the decision to give this money an award of $600,000 for pain and suffering
  3. 3[uncountable] the official decision to give something (such as a diploma ) to someone the award of an honorary doctorate
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