What does recognition mean?

Definitions for recognition
ˌrɛk əgˈnɪʃ ənrecog·ni·tion

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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.

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

  2. recognitionnoun

    an awareness that something observed has been observed before

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

  3. recognitionnoun

    acceptance as valid or true

    The law was a recognition of their civil rights.

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

  4. recognitionnoun

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

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

  5. recognitionnoun

    honour, favourable note, or attention

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recognitionnoun

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

    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

How to pronounce recognition?

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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. Lance Cpl. Corey Staten:

    Its like hes finally getting that recognition. He wasnt looking for recognition, but hes getting recognition.

  2. Julia Brownley:

    We all know there's a somewhat dark place in our history when men and women returned from Vietnam. They returned to an ungrateful nation. And I think John Canley will say this award is so important because the Marines I served with are so deserving of this recognition, this will go down in the history books and hopefully correct a piece of that.

  3. Steven Hoffman:

    In marketing literature, they talk about a halo effect around celebrities, whereby people have a very positive view of celebrities, and when celebrities endorse a product or recommend a particular health practice, it transfers their golden glow from the celebrity to the products or practice, in economics literature, there's recognition of something called signaling, which is whereby in a marketplace filled with competing ideas, people are constantly looking for a shortcut in order to identify which products or practices they should be following, and so a celebrity endorsing a product provides a cognitive shortcut to an otherwise very complicated decision.

  4. Cometan:

    Often it is our greatest of achievements that receive so very little recognition.

  5. Vygaudas Usackas:

    There has been an awakening emerging within society about the damage that has been caused to the traditionally close, brotherly relations with Ukraine, in parallel, there is also a recognition about the damage that is being caused in terms of relations with the EU, which remains the most important trade and investment partner. Basically, 75 percent of (foreign direct investments) in Russia comes from Europe.

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Translations for recognition

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  • স্বীকৃতিBengali
  • uznání, rozpoznáníCzech
  • Anerkennung, Erkennung, Wiedererkennen, ErkennenGerman
  • αναγνώρισηGreek
  • rekonoEsperanto
  • به رسمیت شناختنPersian
  • tunnustus, tunnistaminen, huomio, tunnustaminen, kunnianosoitus, tunnistusFinnish
  • reconnaissanceFrench
  • ճանաչում, գնահատությունArmenian
  • riconoscimentoItalian
  • הכרהHebrew
  • erkenning, herkenningDutch
  • anerkjennelseNorwegian
  • recunoaștere, apreciere, recunoștințăRomanian
  • признание, узнавание, распознавание, одобрениеRussian
  • визнанняUkrainian
  • 承认Chinese

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