Definitions for recognition

Definitions for (noun) recognition

Main entry: recognition

Definition: designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body

Usage: he was unable to make his motion because he couldn't get recognition by the chairman

Main entry: recognition, identification

Definition: the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering

Usage: 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

Main entry: realisation, realization, recognition

Definition: coming to understand something clearly and distinctly

Usage: 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

Main entry: recognition

Definition: an acceptance (as of a claim) as true and valid

Usage: the recognition of the Rio Grande as a boundary between Mexico and the United States

Main entry: credit, recognition

Definition: approval

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

Main entry: recognition

Definition: the explicit and formal acknowledgement of a government or of the national independence of a country

Usage: territorial disputes were resolved in Guatemala's recognition of Belize in 1991

Main entry: recognition

Definition: (biology) the ability of one molecule to attach to another molecule that has a complementary shape

Usage: 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

Main entry: recognition, acknowledgement, acknowledgment

Definition: the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged

Usage: 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

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