Recognition meaning

rĕkəg-nĭshən
The act of recognizing or condition of being recognized.
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Recognition is defined as the act of identifying someone or something because of previous knowledge, or to formally acknowledge someone.

An example of recognition is when you spot a familiar face in the crowd who is someone you met before.

An example of recognition is when someone is given an award to recognize and honor his service.

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An awareness that something perceived has been perceived before.
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Official acceptance of the national status of a new government by another nation.
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Acknowledgement that something was authorized to be done; the acknowledgement of someone’s or something’s rank or status, especially the diplomatic recognition of another country; a subjecting to income tax, under the federal income tax laws. See also realization.
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An acceptance as true or valid, as of a claim.

A recognition of their civil rights.

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Formal acknowledgment by a government of the independence and sovereignty of a state newly created, as by secession, or of a government newly set up, as by revolution.
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(biology) The ability of one molecule to attach itself to another molecule having a complementary shape, as in enzyme-substrate and antibody-antigen interactions.
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The act of recognizing or the condition of being recognized.

He looked at her for ten full minutes before recognition dawned.

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An awareness that something observed has been observed before.
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The law was a recognition of their civil rights.

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Official acceptance of the status of a new government by that of another country.
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The charity gained plenty of recognition for its efforts, but little money.

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Attention or favorable notice.

She received recognition for her many achievements.

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(biology) The ability of one molecule to attach itself to another molecule having a complementary shape, as in enzyme-substrate and antibody-antigen interactions.
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Identification of some person or thing as having been known before or as being of a certain kind.
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Notice, as in passing; greeting; salutation.
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Origin of recognition

  • Middle English recognicion knowledge of an event from Old French recognition from Latin recognitiō recognitiōn- act of recognizing from recognitus past participle of recognōscere to recognize recognize

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin recognitionem (accusative of recognitio), from stem recognit, past participle of recognoscere.

    From Wiktionary