UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌæprəˈbeɪʃən/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌæprəˈbeɪʃən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ap′rə bāshən)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ap•pro•ba•tion /ˌæprəˈbeɪʃən/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. approval;
    commendation:The film received the approbation of the critics.
See -prob-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ap•pro•ba•tion  (ap′rə bāshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. approval;
  2. official approval or sanction.
  3. [Obs.]conclusive proof.
  • Latin approbātiōn- (stem of approbātiō). See approbate, -ion
  • Middle French)
  • Middle English ( 1350–1400

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
approbation /ˌæprəˈbeɪʃən/ n
  1. commendation; praise
  2. official recognition or approval

ˈapproˌbative, ˈapproˌbatory adj
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