from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A citation given to one who has performed well in a competition but has not been awarded a prize.
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- noun idiomatic An
awardor recognition given to something that does not make it to a higher standing but is worth mentioningin an honorableway.
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- noun an official recognition of merit
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