Definition of recommendation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    recommendation

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    NAmE//ˌrɛkəmənˈdeɪʃn//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable] an official suggestion about the best thing to do to accept/reject a recommendation recommendation (to somebody) (for/on/about something) The committee made recommendations to the board on teachers' pay and conditions. I had the operation on the recommendation of my doctor. The major recommendation is for a change in the law.
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] the act of telling someone that something is good or useful or that someone would be suitable for a particular job, etc. We chose the hotel on their recommendation (= because they recommended it). It's best to find a builder through personal recommendation. Here's a list of my top CD recommendations. The girl lived up to her mother's recommendation of being “good with children”.
  3. 3[countable] a formal letter or statement that someone would be suitable for a particular job, etc. synonym testimonial to write somebody a recommendation
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