What does recognition mean?

Definitions for recognition
ˌrɛk əgˈnɪʃ ənrecog·ni·tion

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word recognition.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. recognition, acknowledgment, acknowledgementnoun

    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"

  2. recognition, identificationnoun

    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"

  3. recognition, creditnoun

    approval

    "give her recognition for trying"; "he was given credit for his work"; "give her credit for trying"

  4. realization, realisation, recognitionnoun

    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"

  5. recognitionnoun

    (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"

  6. recognitionnoun

    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"

  7. recognitionnoun

    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"

  8. recognitionnoun

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. recognitionnoun

    the act of recognizing or the condition of being recognized

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

  2. recognitionnoun

    an awareness that something observed has been observed before

  3. recognitionnoun

    acceptance as valid or true

    The law was a recognition of their civil rights.

  4. recognitionnoun

    official acceptance of the status of a new government by that of another country

  5. recognitionnoun

    honour, favourable note, or attention

    The charity gained plenty of recognition for its efforts, but little money.

  6. Etymology: From recognitionem (accusative of recognitio), from stem recognit, past participle of recognoscere.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Recognitionnoun

    Etymology: recognitio, Latin.

    The virtues of some being thought expedient to be annually had in remembrance, brought in a fourth kind of publick reading, whereby the lives of such saints had, at the time of their yearly memorials, solemn recognition in the church of God. Richard Hooker, b. iii. s. 20.

    Every species of fancy hath three modes; recognition of a thing, as present; memory of it, as past; and foresight of it, as to come. Nehemiah Grew, Cosmol.

    If the recognition or acknowledgment of a final concord, upon any writ of covenant finally, be taken by justice of assize, and the yearly value of those lands be declared by affidavit made before the same justice; then is the recognition and value signed with the hand-writing of that justice. Francis Bacon.

ChatGPT

  1. recognition

    Recognition refers to the identification of something or someone based on previous knowledge, experience, characteristics, or information. It can also involve the process of acknowledging, appreciating, or validating an achievement, contribution, or status.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recognitionnoun

    the act of recognizing, or the state of being recognized; acknowledgment; formal avowal; knowledge confessed or avowed; notice

  2. Etymology: [L. recognitio: cf. F. recognition. See Recognizance.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. recognition

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. recognition

    The act and process of to recognize.

    His recognition of the people we met was so accurate, we are very grateful for the ability to remember and the process of recognition.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 1, 2020  


  2. recognition

    The quality and ability to recognize.

    We saw our grandparents and their recognition of us was so accurate, they are healthy, lively and socially active.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 1, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recognition' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1753

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recognition' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3721

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recognition' in Nouns Frequency: #800

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recognition in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recognition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of recognition in a Sentence

  1. Lowell Milken:

    The power of recognition is one of the strongest forces for stimulating human and social action. Yes, recognition is a powerful motivator—to those who receive it as well as those who observe it.

  2. Treasury Department:

    The United States will use its economic and diplomatic tools to ensure that commercial transactions by the Venezuelan government, including those involving its state-owned enterprises and international reserves, are consistent with this recognition.

  3. Kurt Brunner:

    What you're seeing is a recognition that this is going to happen and investors are getting more comfortable with it, there's a recognition that economic growth is okay.

  4. John Delury:

    What's remarkable is how long it's been for Xi to make this trip... if you consider how overdue it is, from a North Korean perspective it's quite significant at least, i think what the Chinese are trying to signal is that this is official recognition of Kim Jong Un's North Korea.

  5. Microsoft President Brad Smith:

    It was a tweet, we're focused on doing the right thing every day, and doing the right thing whether it comes to reopening the economy, the right thing when it comes to supporting the defense department, the right thing when it comes to facial recognition. ... We always want to maintain a constructive level of conversation.

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