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satisfaction

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n satisfaction act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite "the satisfaction of their demand for better services"
    • n satisfaction the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation "the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction"
    • n satisfaction compensation for a wrong "we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store"
    • n satisfaction (law) the payment of a debt or fulfillment of an obligation "the full and final satisfaction of the claim"
    • n satisfaction state of being gratified or satisfied "dull repetitious work gives no gratification","to my immense gratification he arrived on time"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Montgomery Ward was the first company in the United States to advertise, “Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.” They did it in 1874, two years after company founder Aaron Montgomery Ward launched his mail-order catalog.
    • Satisfaction Settlement of a claim, due, or demand; payment; indemnification; adequate compensation. "We shall make full satisfaction ."
    • Satisfaction That which satisfies or gratifies; atonement. "Die he, or justice must; unless for him
      Some other, able, and as willing, pay
      The rigid satisfaction, death for death."
    • Satisfaction The act of satisfying, or the state of being satisfied; gratification of desire; contentment in possession and enjoyment; repose of mind resulting from compliance with its desires or demands. "The mind having a power to suspend the execution and satisfaction of any of its desires."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Montgomery Ward was the first to advertise "Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back" in 1874 — two years after Aaron Montgomery Ward, launched his first mail-order catalog.
    • n satisfaction The act of satisfying, or of fully supplying or gratifying wants or wishes; full compliance with demands; fulfilment of conditions.
    • n satisfaction In theology, the doctrine of satisfaction is the doctrine that the sufferings and death of Christ satisfied the requirements of God's justice, and thus prepared the way for the forgiveness of sins. The word does not occur in this sense in the Scriptures.
    • n satisfaction Extinguishment of an obligation or claim by payment, or by surrender or concession of something accepted as equivalent to payment; quittance.
    • n satisfaction Compensation; reparation; atonement.
    • n satisfaction The state of being satisfied; a gratified or contented feeling or state of mind; tranquillity resulting from gratified desire; content; gratification.
    • n satisfaction Means or opportunity of repairing a supposed wrong done to one's honor, as by duel, or, in place of it, by apology and reparation; the acceptance by the aggressor of a challenge to single combat with the aggrieved person, or the hostile meeting which ensues.
    • n satisfaction Eccles., part of the sacrament of penance. See penance.
    • n satisfaction Synonyms Atonement, Expiation, etc. See propitiation.
    • n satisfaction Recompense, amends, remuneration, requital, payment.
    • n satisfaction Contentment, etc. (see contentment); pleasure, enjoyment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Satisfaction state of being satisfied: gratification: comfort: that which satisfies: amends: atonement: payment, quittance: conviction: repairing a wrong, as by a duel
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Quotations

  • Edgar Watson Howe
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    “The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.”
  • Faye Wattleton.
    Faye Wattleton.
    “My satisfaction comes from my commitment to advancing a better world.”
  • Man Ray
    Man Ray
    “One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy.”
  • Theodore I. Rubin
    Theodore I. Rubin
    “Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.”
  • Don Herold
    Don Herold
    “Poverty must have many satisfactions, else there would not be so many poor people.”
  • Lord Acton
    Lord Acton
    “To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. satisfaccioun, F. satisfaction, fr. L. satisfactio, fr. satisfacere, to satisfy. See Satisfy
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. satisfaire—L. satisfacĕre, satis, enough, facĕre, to make.

Usage

In literature:

In reality our return home brought very little satisfaction to me.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
In any case, I shall have satisfaction for the slight she's put upon me.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
It was to his satisfaction.
"The Fighting Shepherdess" by Caroline Lockhart
The bargaining now once more went on, and seemed to be concluded to the satisfaction of both parties.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
There should be some satisfaction in that!
"Talents, Incorporated" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
This brotherly relation, for which she had longed all her life, did not bring the fulness of satisfaction which she had anticipated.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
Raikes grunted with satisfaction as he opened the door.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
On his return home, with evident satisfaction he arranged the books within it.
"Owen Hartley; or, Ups and Downs" by William H. G. Kingston
We were speedily alongside, and I had the satisfaction of handing the little boy to his parents.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
Of course I could give her no satisfaction.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
I cannot say that the arrangement is one to which I look forward with satisfaction.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
She emitted a sigh of satisfaction and went to work at the soup.
"Fair Margaret" by Francis Marion Crawford
Everything is working to my entire satisfaction.
"The Young Lieutenant" by Oliver Optic
Though Rufus felt sorry for Mr. Martin's misfortune, there was at least one satisfaction connected with it.
"Rufus and Rose" by Horatio Alger, Jr
They seemed to him to express approval and satisfaction.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
There was a satisfaction, a very great satisfaction, in the knowledge that he was not entirely mistaken in his suspicions concerning Peggy.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
They stand for specific satisfactions, or else they stand for nothing at all.
"The Sense of Beauty" by George Santayana
The camp was about a two-mile walk from the Grange, so the Form had at least the satisfaction of obtaining exercise.
"The Madcap of the School" by Angela Brazil
When all was ordered to his satisfaction, the Chief called Grom to his side.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
It was to him a profound satisfaction that she was a foreigner.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
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In poetry:

And so the Captain of the Cheese
Skipped on again as one
Who lofty satisfaction sees
In duty bravely done.
"The Dutiful Mariner" by Wallace Irwin
Thy love alone, my Saviour God,
True satisfaction can impart;
Can fill this aching void I feel,
And give contentment to my heart.
"Winter" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
Hell can't in justice be my lot,
Since justice satisfaction got;
Nor heav'n in justice be my share,
Since mercy only brings me there.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
No creature ever could or will
For sin yield satisfaction full;
Yet justice from the creature's hand
Both sought and got its full demand.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
Full satisfaction here is such,
As hell can never yield so much;
Though justice therefore might me damn,
Yet by more justice sav'd I am.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
Then, for His passion's sake, forgive,
And to thy mercy me receive —
And for his Sweat and Suff'ring's sake,
No other satisfaction take.
"Lamentation Of A Sinner" by Rees Prichard

In news:

The Republicans' Rising Satisfaction Quotient .
I read with satisfaction and sympathy the letter on " Razing Romania" in your issue of January 19.
Folica, a purveyor of hair products, prides itself on customer satisfaction.
But rarely do people find satisfaction in their discovery.
Seeing sales as the outcome of a process is the key to customer satisfaction.
In part 1, we discussed how to improve operational performance and thus greater customer satisfaction.
Last month we discussed how to improve operational performance and thus greater customer satisfaction.
For the sake of employee safety and job satisfaction, these issues should be dealt with head-on.
Skeeter recognized again by NMMA® for excellence in customer satisfaction.
In her first employee-benefits column, Carol Harnett highlights two innovative ways employers can combine imagination with good medical outcomes, decreased costs and increased employee satisfaction.
A spell of dark, deep satisfaction at Masonic Temple spectacular.
Local artist finds inner satisfaction in the intricacies of taxidermy .
Hino engines rank highest in customer satisfaction for a fifth consecutive year.
The best thing about our motorhome: Anyone who owns a Tiffin motorhome is assured of outstanding service and satisfaction.
A study in the journal Health Psychology found that people's satisfaction with life is higher on days when they exercise more than usual.
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In science:

Here we provide a generic formalism which applies to a wide class of discrete Constraint Satisfaction Problems.
Constraint Satisfaction by Survey Propagation
Sch¨oning. A probabilistic algorithm for k-SAT and constraint satisfaction problems.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
Still more generally, we may consider a csp (constraint satisfaction problem).
Random MAX SAT, Random MAX CUT, and Their Phase Transitions
When a constraint satisfaction problem is satisfiable, ground states correspond to solutions, such as satisfying assignments, 2-colorings, and so on.
Random k-SAT: Two Moments Suffice to Cross a Sharp Threshold
Before this work, lower bounds on the thresholds of random constraint satisfaction problems were largely derived by analyzing very simple heuristics.
Random k-SAT: Two Moments Suffice to Cross a Sharp Threshold
We verified the satisfaction of the properties in the GSM programs by confirming never emitted the property-signals including violated deadlockfreedom, violated correctness, and violated liveness using Xeve.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
We rigorously show that, for a class of random constraint satisfaction problems, a limited connection between the two phenomena indeed exists.
Spines of Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems: Definition and Connection with Computational Complexity
We present several further results that add weight to the intuition that random constraint satisfaction problems with a sharp threshold and a continuous spine are “qualitatively similar to random 2-SAT ”.
Spines of Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems: Definition and Connection with Computational Complexity
We aim in this paper to provide evidence that for random constraint satisfaction problems it is the behavior of the spine, rather than the backbone, impacts the complexity of the underlying decision problem.
Spines of Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems: Definition and Connection with Computational Complexity
We discuss the proper de finitions of the backbone and spine straint satisfaction problems (CSP).
Spines of Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems: Definition and Connection with Computational Complexity
We would like to extend the concepts of backbone and spine to general constraint satisfaction problems.
Spines of Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems: Definition and Connection with Computational Complexity
In the case of random constraint satisfaction problems and DPLL algorithms, it is variables that get assigned values, so De finition 3 is preferred.
Spines of Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems: Definition and Connection with Computational Complexity
In this section we will study the continuity of the spine-based order parameter fS for boolean random constraint satisfaction, or satisfiability, proble ms.
Spines of Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems: Definition and Connection with Computational Complexity
Molloy has studied threshold properties of random constraint satisfaction problems, describing a technical property of the constraint set (called very well-behavedness) that is necessary for the existence of a sharp threshold.
Spines of Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems: Definition and Connection with Computational Complexity
Models for random constraint satisfaction problems.
Spines of Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems: Definition and Connection with Computational Complexity
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