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Definitions of recognition

  1. the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of preferring; "the preferment went to the younger candidate" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. coming to understand something clearly and distinctly; "a growing realization of the risk involved"; "a sudden recognition of the problem he faced" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering; "a politician whose recall of names was as remarkable as his recognition of faces". Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. approval; "give her recognition for trying"; "he was given credit for his work"; "give her credit for trying"; "the credits were given at the end of the film" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. (biology) the ability of one molecule to attach to another molecule that has a complementary shape. Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. The act of recognizing, or the state of being recognized; acknowledgment; formal avowal; knowledge confessed or avowed; notice. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A perceiving or knowing a thing to be the same as, or similar to, something previously known; formal acknowledgment or commendation; as, recognition of a brave deed; friendly notice or attention. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Act of recognizing: state of being recognized: recollection: avowal. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. The act of recognizing; acknowledgment; salutation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. The act of recognising; formal avowal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Renewed or revived knowledge; knowledge confessed or avowed. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Ratification; confirmation ; an acknowledgment that something done by another person in one's name had one's authority. An inquiry conducted by a chosen body of men, not sitting as part of the court, into the facts in dispute in a case at law; these "recognitors" preceded the jurymen of mod- ern times, and reported their recognition or verdict to the court Stim. Law Gloss. thelawdictionary.org
  20. In vbl senses (recognize). So recognitory a. (rare). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. In Scot. Law, the preliminary examination of witnesses, in order to determine whether there is a case for trial or commitment. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  22. n. [Latin] Act I recognizing or state of being recognized; acknowledgment; formal avowal; knowledge confessed or avowed. Cabinet Dictionary
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