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  Definition of Recognition
  1. designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body; "he was unable to make his motion because he couldn''t get recognition by the chairman"
  2. the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering; "a politician whose recall of names was as remarkable as his recognition of faces"; "experimental psychologists measure the elapsed time from the onset of the stimulus to its recognition by t
  3. coming to understand something clearly and distinctly; "a growing realization of the risk involved"; "a sudden recognition of the problem he faced"; "increasing recognition that diabetes frequently coexists with other chronic diseases"
  4. an acceptance (as of a claim) as true and valid; "the recognition of the Rio Grande as a boundary between Mexico and the United States"
  5. approval; "give her recognition for trying"; "he was given credit for his work"; "give her credit for trying"; "the credits were given at the end of the film"
  6. the explicit and formal acknowledgement of a government or of the national independence of a country; "territorial disputes were resolved in Guatemala''s recognition of Belize in 1991"
  7. (biology) the ability of one molecule to attach to another molecule that has a complementary shape; "molecular recognition drives all of biology, for instance, hormone and receptor or antibody-antigen interactions or the organization of molecules into lar
  8. the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged; "the partners were delighted with the recognition of their work"; "she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own"
Similar Words: identification, realization, realisation, credit, acknowledgment, acknowledgement

 

Hyponyms: identity, speaker identification, talker identification, memorial, commemoration, remembrance, ovation, standing ovation, salute, salutation

 

Attributes: acknowledged, unacknowledged

 

Derivational Morphology: identify, place, recognize, recognise, realize, realise, agnize, agnise, understand, see, credit, admit, acknowledge, know

 

Anagrams: icterogenic

 

 
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