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con·so·la·tion  (kns-lshn)
a. The act or an instance of consoling.
b. The state of being consoled.
2. One that consoles; a comfort: Your kindness was a consolation to me in my grief.
3. Sports A second, smaller tournament or round of play for participants who have been eliminated before the final of a tournament, often to determine third and fourth place.

consolation  /knslen/  n. 1 [C;U] comfort from a loss: Her car was wrecked, but she received consolation from the fact that the insurance company paid for a new one. 2 [C] a prize awarded to a loser: He lost the final t ennis match, but received a prize of $100 as consolation. consolation

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