A notification is a formal notice, request, or warning. You might get a notification from your landlord that you need to shovel the snow on your sidewalk, or a notification from your school that you've won an award.

Some notifications arrive in the form of a letter in your mailbox, while others are verbal (you might get a phone call that's a notification that your cat is due for a shot at the vet), and many more are sent as emails or other electronic messages. The Latin source is notificare , "to make known," which comes from the roots notus, "known," and facere, "make."

Definitions of notification
  1. noun
    informing by words
    synonyms: apprisal, telling
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    advance notification (usually written) of the intention to withdraw from an arrangement of contract
    notification of something, usually in advance
    dismissal, dismission, pink slip
    official notice that you have been fired from your job
    type of:
    informing, making known
    a speech act that conveys information
  2. noun
    a request for payment
    “the notification stated the grace period and the penalties for defaulting”
    synonyms: notice
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    type of:
    asking, request
    the verbal act of requesting
  3. noun
    an accusation of crime made by a grand jury on its own initiative
    synonyms: presentment
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    type of:
    due process, due process of law
    (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards
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