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Meaning & Definition of Recognition in English

English

Recognition

/rɛkəgnɪʃən/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • recognition
  • ,
  • acknowledgment
  • ,
  • acknowledgement

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 the observer"
    synonym:
  • recognition
  • ,
  • identification

3. Approval

  • "Give her recognition for trying"
  • "He was given credit for his work"
  • "Give her credit for trying"
    synonym:
  • recognition
  • ,
  • credit

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • realization
  • ,
  • realisation
  • ,
  • recognition

5. (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"
    synonym:
  • recognition

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"
    synonym:
  • recognition

7. 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"
    synonym:
  • recognition

8. 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"
    synonym:
  • recognition

Examples of using

Today, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of genocide struggle for recognition of the massacres, seeking justice for past crimes on behalf of family members who were brutally murdered.
The body was burned beyond recognition.