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  1. ap·pro·pri·a·tion
    IPA[əˌprōprēˈāSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

    • 1. the action of taking something for one's own use, typically without the owner's permission:

      the appropriation of parish funds
    • 2. the artistic practice or technique of reworking images from well-known paintings, photographs, etc., in one's own work:

      the hallmark of postmodernism has turned out to be appropriation
    • 3. a sum of money or total of assets devoted to a special purpose:

      success in obtaining appropriations for projects the appropriation accounts
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: appropriation, plural noun: appropriations

    • noun

      the action of appropriating something:

      the deliberate reworking of images and styles from earlier, well-known works of art:

    • noun

      the unacknowledged or inappropriate adoption of the customs, practices, ideas, etc. of one people or society by members of another and typically more dominant people or society:
    • noun

      the unacknowledged or inappropriate adoption of the customs, practices, ideas, etc. of one people or society by members of another and typically more dominant people or society:
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