What does recognition mean?

Definitions for recognition
ˌrɛk əgˈnɪʃ ənrecog·ni·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. recognition, identification(noun)

    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, credit(noun)

    approval

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

  4. 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"

  5. recognition(noun)

    (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. recognition(noun)

    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. recognition(noun)

    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. recognition(noun)

    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. recognition(Noun)

    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. recognition(Noun)

    an awareness that something observed has been observed before

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

  3. recognition(Noun)

    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. recognition(Noun)

    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. recognition(Noun)

    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. Recognition(noun)

    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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How to say recognition in sign language?

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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. Michael Thaut:

    When a musical memory is triggered in people with memory disorders, they don't just remember the song, they also usually remember some other autobiographical memories that are connected, they remember at least for a moment where they are and who they are. And that can lead to very good, important moments, sometimes very emotional scenes where there is a reconnect for a moment, a recognition.

  2. 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.

  3. Gil Robertson:

    I wish I could tell you (why African Americans were not nominated), especially when they have been recognized by other groups around in the community, and one would think that they would have also received equal recognition from the Academy. Especially when you consider there is a lot of overlap in membership with the professional guild, many of those individuals are also members of the Academy.

  4. Maxim Behar:

    Social media have shaken up the PR industry beyond recognition. In fact, social media have caused the first and only real PR revolution in the industry’s more than 100 years of history.

  5. Deirdre Hussey:

    The Steinle family placed a request with the Mayor’s Office for the bench to remain as it was intended — a simple memorial in recognition of Kate and her spirit, however, we do have a city policy in place in regards to active memorials that Public Works enforced.

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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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