recognition, acknowledgment, acknowledgement(noun)
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"
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"
"give her recognition for trying"; "he was given credit for his work"; "give her credit for trying"
realization, realisation, recognition(noun)
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"
(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"
the act of recognizing or the condition of being recognized
He looked at her for ten full minutes before recognition dawned.
an awareness that something observed has been observed before
acceptance as valid or true
The law was a recognition of their civil rights.
official acceptance of the status of a new government by that of another country
honour, favourable note, or attention
The charity gained plenty of recognition for its efforts, but little money.
Origin: From recognitionem (accusative of recognitio), from stem recognit, past participle of recognoscere.
the act of recognizing, or the state of being recognized; acknowledgment; formal avowal; knowledge confessed or avowed; notice
Origin: [L. recognitio: cf. F. recognition. See Recognizance.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. The determination by any means of the individuality of persons, or of objects such as aircraft, ships, or tanks, or of phenomena such as communications-electronics patterns. 2. In ground combat operations, the determination that an object is similar within a category of something already known; e.g., tank, truck, man.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'recognition' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1753
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'recognition' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3721
Rank popularity for the word 'recognition' in Nouns Frequency: #800
The numerical value of recognition in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of recognition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Recognition is the greatest motivator.
He certainly deserves this recognition.
We’re applying face recognition to videos.
They didn’t do it for any rewards or recognition.
The first step towards amendment is the recognition of error.
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Translations for recognition
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- uznání, rozpoznáníCzech
- Anerkennung, Erkennung, Wiedererkennen, ErkennenGerman
- به رسمیت شناختنPersian
- tunnustus, tunnistaminen, huomio, tunnustaminen, kunnianosoitus, tunnistusFinnish
- ճանաչում, գնահատությունArmenian
- erkenning, herkenningDutch
- recunoaștere, apreciere, recunoștințăRomanian
- признание, узнавание, распознавание, одобрениеRussian
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