|1.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||acceptance admit unacknowledged acknowledged|
|2.||[ noun ] the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering|
|Related terms:||memory identity speaker_identification identify|
|3.||[ noun ] (psychology) 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"
|Related terms:||understanding understand recognize|
|4.||[ noun ] approval|
"give her recognition for trying" "he was given credit for his work" "it is to her credit that she tried" "the credits were given at the end of the film"
|Related terms:||approval memorial ovation salute credit|
|5.||[ 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 la
|Related terms:||organic_phenomenon biology|
|6.||[ 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.||[ 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.||[ 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"
|9.||[ noun ] the act of preferring|
"the preferment went to the younger candidate"
|Related terms:||promotion prefer|