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Definitions of recognition:

  • noun:   designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body
    Example: "He was unable to make his motion because he couldn't get recognition by the chairman"
  • noun:   the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering
    Example: "A politician whose recall of names was as remarkable as his recognition of faces"
  • noun:   an acceptance (as of a claim) as true and valid
    Example: "The recognition of the Rio Grande as a boundary between Mexico and the United States"
  • noun:   approval
    Example: "Give her recognition for trying"
  • noun:   the explicit and formal acknowledgement of a government or of the national independence of a country
    Example: "Territorial disputes were resolved in Guatemala's recognition of Belize in 1991"
  • noun:   (biology) the ability of one molecule to attach to another molecule that has a complementary shape
    Example: "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"
  • noun:   the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
    Example: "The partners were delighted with the recognition of their work"
  • noun:   coming to understand something clearly and distinctly
    Example: "A sudden recognition of the problem he faced"


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