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

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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. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    Our obsession for success, recognition and supremacy in all circumstances without ever aware of the gravity of the situation and the subtle intricacies that impact the fabric of the society as a whole has made us more inhuman than humanly possible, as a result we have become more artificial, with not even an iota of LIFE throbbing within Us. Humanity as a whole has come to this juncture, wherein if we don't dare to accept and act on our vulnerabilities, our shortcomings in totality and to embrace failures in same breath as success as an integral part of life, then I fear we are creating a world of zombies!

  2. Kate Lorig:

    This greatly limits the number of programs that are willing to go for recognition.

  3. 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.

  4. Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia:

    My beloved Anastasia was fifteen when I saw her for the last time in the summer of 1916. She would have been twenty-four in 1925. I thought Mrs. Anderson looked much older than that. Of course, one had to make allowances for a very long illness ... All the same, my niece's features could not possibly have altered out of all recognition. The nose, the mouth, the eyes were all different. ... As soon as I sat down by that bed in the Mommsen Nursing Home, I knew I was looking at a stranger. … I had left Denmark with something of a hope in my heart. I left Berlin with all hope extinguished.

  5. Avi Golan:

    I am a bold advocate for regulation of facial recognition. There’s a potential for abuse of this technology both in terms of bias and privacy.

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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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