from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A citation to one who has performed well in a competition but has not been awarded a prize.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An award or recognition given to something that does not make it to a higher standing but is worth mentioning in an honorable way.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an official recognition of merit
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