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.
A recognition of their civil rights.
She received recognition for her many achievements.
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.