Definitions of recognition

  1. the act of preferring; "the preferment went to the younger candidate" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. (biology) the ability of one molecule to attach to another molecule that has a complementary shape. Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. 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
  9. The act of recognizing, or the state of being recognized; acknowledgment; formal avowal; knowledge confessed or avowed; notice. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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.
  11. Act of recognizing: state of being recognized: recollection: avowal. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. The act of recognizing; acknowledgment; salutation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The act of recognising; formal avowal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for recognition

  1. She did not know why, but her heart seemed to stop beating, when Peg turned on her heel without a word or sign of recognition and sat down at a table at the far end of the room. – The Beggar Man by Ruby Mildred Ayres
  2. At this moment Christina's eye met Rowland's and before giving him any sign of recognition she glanced rapidly at his companions. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James