Definition of Recognition

1. Noun. The state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged. "She seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own"

Exact synonyms: Acknowledgement, Acknowledgment
Generic synonyms: Acceptance
Attributes: Acknowledged, Unacknowledged
Derivative terms: Acknowledge, Acknowledge

2. Noun. The process of recognizing something or someone by remembering. "Experimental psychologists measure the elapsed time from the onset of the stimulus to its recognition by the observer"
Exact synonyms: Identification
Generic synonyms: Memory, Remembering
Specialized synonyms: Identity, Speaker Identification, Talker Identification
Derivative terms: Identify, Recognize

3. Noun. Approval. "Give her credit for trying"
Exact synonyms: Credit
Generic synonyms: Approval, Commendation
Specialized synonyms: Commemoration, Memorial, Remembrance, Ovation, Standing Ovation, Salutation, Salute
Derivative terms: Credit

4. Noun. Coming to understand something clearly and distinctly. "Increasing recognition that diabetes frequently coexists with other chronic diseases"
Exact synonyms: Realisation, Realization
Generic synonyms: Apprehension, Discernment, Savvy, Understanding
Derivative terms: Realise, Realise, Realize, Realize

5. Noun. (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 larger biologically active entities"
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Generic synonyms: Organic Phenomenon

6. Noun. 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. Noun. 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"
Generic synonyms: Acceptance, Credence

8. Noun. 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"

Definition of Recognition

1. n. The act of recognizing, or the state of being recognized; acknowledgment; formal avowal; knowledge confessed or avowed; notice.

Definition of Recognition

1. Noun. the act of recognizing or the condition of being recognized ¹

2. Noun. an awareness that something observed has been observed before ¹

3. Noun. acceptance as valid or true ¹

4. Noun. official acceptance of the status of a new government by that of another country ¹

5. Noun. honour, favourable note, or attention ¹

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Definition of Recognition

1. cognition [n -S] - See also: cognition

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Recognition

recognition (current term)
recognition factors
recognition sequence
recognition time

Literary usage of Recognition

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1. The Nation: The Foundations of Civil Order and Political Life in the United by Elisha Mulford (1870)
"The recognition of a nation is thus a continuous act, and so long as there ... While the recognition of one nation by another nation is one of the highest ..."

2. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1896)
"recognition. In Miss Mary W. Calkins' full, able and, if I may be permitted to say so, sympathetic review of my two articles on the ' recognition Theory' of ..."

3. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, by a Square, with Illustration by by Edwin Abbott Abbott (1899)
"Enough has been said, I trust, to show that recognition by Feeling is not so tedious or indecisive a process as might have been supposed; ..."

4. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1906)
"Each recognition is an integral part of the one preceding; or the various subconscious effects, following the foregoing recognition, constitute the ..."

5. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans GĂĽnther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"permit of optic recognition and identification, but the patient fails to ... Loss of Power of recognition or Identification in Acoustic Domains Here the ..."

6. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"Attitudes as related to higher processes of recognition. ... Auditory recognition of location. Influence of movements in auditory experience of position. ..."

7. "The Kingdom of God is Within You": Christianity Not as a Mystic Religion by Leo Tolstoy, Constance Black Garnett (1894)
"... which will either prevent or allow him to support a government organisation—recognition of the futility and immorality of supporting a State ..."

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