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Definition of commendation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] (formal) praise; approval The movie deserves the highest commendation.
  2. 2[countable] commendation (for something) an award or official statement giving public praise for someone or something a commendation for bravery There were 16 prize winners and 18 commendations.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: commendation