Recognition - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌrekəɡˈnɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word recognition
Brit.  |rekəɡˈnɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word recognition


- the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged (syn: acknowledgement, acknowledgment)
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
- the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering (syn: identification)
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
- approval (syn: credit)
give her recognition for trying
- coming to understand something clearly and distinctly (syn: realization)
a sudden recognition of the problem he faced
increasing recognition that diabetes frequently coexists with other chronic diseases
- (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
- 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
- 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
- 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

Extra examples

The procedure is gaining recognition as the latest advance in organ transplant surgery.

The Olympic Committee gave official recognition to the sport.

His smile was a recognition that things were not so bad.

Her paintings received recognition from her fellow artists.

All she wanted was some recognition for her work.

He finally received the recognition that he deserved.

They were awarded medals in recognition of their bravery.

He received recognition for his accomplishments from his colleagues.

Don's recognition of the importance of Suzy in his life

There is general recognition that the study techniques of many students are weak.

He has achieved recognition and respect as a scientist.

The importance of voluntary organizations in the economy still needs to be given recognition.

He was presented with a gold watch in recognition of his service to the company.

He stared at her, but there was no sign of recognition.

The bakery business has changed beyond all recognition in the last 10 years.

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