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rec·og·ni·tion

 (rĕk′əg-nĭsh′ən)
n.
1. The act of recognizing or condition of being recognized.
2. An awareness that something perceived has been perceived before.
3. An acceptance as true or valid, as of a claim: a recognition of their civil rights.
4. Attention or favorable notice: She received recognition for her many achievements.
5. Official acceptance of the national status of a new government by another nation.
6. Biology The ability of one molecule to attach itself to another molecule having a complementary shape, as in enzyme-substrate and antibody-antigen interactions.

[Middle English recognicion, knowledge of an event, from Old French recognition, from Latin recognitiō, recognitiōn-, act of recognizing, from recognitus, past participle of recognōscere, to recognize; see recognize.]

re·cog′ni·to′ry (rĭ-kŏg′nĭ-tôr′ē), re·cog′ni·tive (-tĭv) adj.

recognition

(ˌrɛkəɡˈnɪʃən)
n
1. the act of recognizing or fact of being recognized
2. acceptance or acknowledgment of a claim, duty, fact, truth, etc
3. a token of thanks or acknowledgment
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) formal acknowledgment of a government or of the independence of a country
5. chiefly US and Canadian an instance of a chairman granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body, debate, etc
[C15: from Latin recognitiō, from recognoscere to know again, from re- + cognoscere to know, ascertain]
recognitive, reˈcognitory adj

rec•og•ni•tion

(ˌrɛk əgˈnɪʃ ən)

n.
1. an act of recognizing or the state of being recognized.
2. identification of a person or thing as having previously been seen, heard, etc.
3. perception of something as existing, true, or valid; realization or acceptance.
4. the acknowledgment of achievement, service, merit, etc.
5. formal acknowledgment conveying approval, sanction, or validity.
6. an official act by which one state acknowledges the existence of another or of a new government.
7. the automated conversion of words or images into a form that can be processed by a computer. Compare optical character recognition.
8. Biochem. the responsiveness of one substance to another based on the reciprocal fit of a portion of their molecular shapes.
[1425–75; recognicion (< Old French) < Latin recognitiō]

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.recognition - the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledgedrecognition - 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"
acceptance - the state of being acceptable and accepted; "torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club"
2.recognition - 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"
remembering, memory - the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered; "he can do it from memory"; "he enjoyed remembering his father"
identity - the individual characteristics by which a thing or person is recognized or known; "geneticists only recently discovered the identity of the gene that causes it"; "it was too dark to determine his identity"; "she guessed the identity of his lover"
speaker identification, talker identification - identification of a person from the sound of their voice
3.recognition - approval; "give her recognition for trying"; "he was given credit for his work"; "give her credit for trying"
commendation, approval - a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
memorial, remembrance, commemoration - a recognition of meritorious service
ovation, standing ovation - enthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause)
salutation, salute - an act of honor or courteous recognition; "a musical salute to the composer on his birthday"
4.recognition - coming to understand something clearly and distinctlyrecognition - 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"
discernment, savvy, understanding, apprehension - the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"
5.recognition - (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"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
organic phenomenon - (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals
6.recognition - 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"
diplomacy, diplomatic negotiations - negotiation between nations
7.recognition - 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"
acceptance, credence - the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true; "he gave credence to the gossip"; "acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years"
8.recognition - 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"
appointment, designation, naming, assignment - the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"

recognition

noun
1. identification, recall, recollection, discovery, detection, remembrance He searched for a sign of recognition on her face.
3. approval, sanctioning, endorsement, ratification, certification, accreditation, acknowledgment, validation His government did not receive full recognition until July.
4. approval, honour, tributes, acclaim, appreciation, applause, salute, gratitude, acknowledgment At last, her father's work has received popular recognition.
in recognition of in appreciation of, in respect of, in acknowledgement of, in cognizance of He had just received a doctorate in recognition of his contributions to seismology.

recognition

noun
Favorable notice, as of an achievement:
Translations
إعْتِراف، إقْرار
poznánírozpoznáníuznání
anerkendelsegenkendelse
felismerés
viîurkenning; kennsl
prepoznanje
tanıma

recognition

[ˌrekəgˈnɪʃən] N
1. (= identification, recollection) → reconocimiento m
he gazed blankly at her, then recognition dawnedla miró sin comprender, entonces cayó en la cuenta de quién era
the bodies were mutilated beyond or out of (all) recognitionlos cuerpos estaban tan mutilados que resultaba imposible reconocerlos
she has changed beyond recognitionha cambiado tanto que está irreconocible
see also optical, speech
2. (= acknowledgement) → reconocimiento m
she hasn't got the recognition she deservesno ha recibido el reconocimiento que se merece
there is a growing recognition thathay cada vez más gente que admite que ...
in recognition ofen reconocimiento de
the awards he won in recognition of his worklos premios que ganó en reconocimiento del trabajo realizado

recognition

[ˌrɛkəgˈnɪʃən] n
[person]
He searched for a sign of recognition on her face → Il scruta son visage pour voir si elle l'avait reconnu.
She changed her name and appearance to avoid recognition → Elle a changé de nom et d'aspect pour éviter d'être reconnue.
to change beyond recognition [person] → devenir méconnaissable; [place] → devenir méconnaissable; [situation] → changer du tout au tout
(COMPUTING)reconnaissance f
text recognition → reconnaissance f de texte
(= acknowledgement) [problem, need, claim, right, value, importance] → reconnaissance f
There has been insufficient recognition of the problem
BUT Le problème n'a pas été suffisamment reconnu.
in recognition of → en reconnaissance de
[state, government] → reconnaissance f
(= public praise) → reconnaissance f
to gain recognition → être reconnu(e)
At last, her father's work has received popular recognition → L'œuvre de son père a enfin été reconnue par le grand public.

recognition

n
(= acknowledgement, also Pol) → Anerkennung f; in recognition ofin Anerkennung (+gen); his recognition of these factsdass er diese Tatsachen akzeptierte; to gain/receive recognitionAnerkennung finden
(= identification)Erkennen nt; the baby’s recognition of its mother/mother’s voicedass das Baby seine Mutter/die Stimme seiner Mutter erkennt; he/it has changed beyond or out of all recognitioner/es ist nicht wiederzuerkennen

recognition

[ˌrɛkəgˈnɪʃn] nriconoscimento
in recognition of → in or come segno di riconoscimento per
to gain recognition → ottenere un riconoscimento
to change/change sth beyond recognition → diventare/rendere qc irriconoscibile
transformed beyond recognition → irriconoscibile

recognize,

recognise

(ˈrekəgnaiz) verb
1. to see, hear etc (a person, thing etc) and know who or what that person, thing etc is, because one has seen or heard him, it etc before. I recognized his voice/handwriting; I recognized him by his voice.
2. to admit, acknowledge. Everyone recognized his skill.
3. to be willing to have political relations with. Many countries were unwilling to recognize the new republic.
4. to accept as valid, well-qualified etc. I don't recognize the authority of this court.
ˌrecogˈnizable, ˌrecogˈnisable adjective
(negative unrecognizable).
ˌrecogˈnizably, ˌrecogˈnisably adverb
ˌrecogˈnition (-ˈniʃən) noun
the act or state of recognizing or being recognized. They gave the boy a medal in recognition of his courage; I said hello to him but he showed no recognition.

recognition

n. reconocimiento, estado de ser reconocido.

recognition

n reconocimiento
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How well I remember her laugh; it had in it the same sudden recognition that flashed into her eyes, was a burst of humour, short and intelligent.
You are burnt beyond recognition," he added, looking at his wife as one looks at a valuable piece of personal property which has suffered some damage.
After uttering the usual words of greeting, he turned to Duncan, and continued, with a smile of recognition, speaking always in French:
He knew he could not escape recognition, his face was too well known, but, he trusted, for the sake of Spear, the reporters would make no display of his visit.
Now, Hepzibah had unconsciously flattered herself with the idea that there would be a gleam or halo, of some kind or other, about her person, which would insure an obeisance to her sterling gentility, or, at least, a tacit recognition of it.
Instead of a reprimand for their previous negligence, the case seemed rather to require an eulogium on their praiseworthy caution after the mischief had happened; a grateful recognition of the promptitude of their zeal the moment that there was no longer any remedy.
I had made her a receptacle of lurid things, but there was an odd recognition of my superiority--my accomplishments and my function-- in her patience under my pain.
But granting all this; yet, regarded discreetly and coolly, seems it not but a mad idea, this; that in the broad boundless ocean, one solitary whale, even if encountered, should be thought capable of individual recognition from his hunter, even as a white-bearded Mufti in the thronged thoroughfares of Constantinople?
One instant she looked at him--there was a flash of recognition between them, he saw her afar off, as through a dim vista, standing forlorn.
Wilson, I think," said he, in a tone of recognition, and extending his hand.
We were lavish of recognition of the service he was doing us, but we revealed nothing more than that we were friendless strangers from a far country.
Children munching oranges, six thousand fans fluttering and glimmering, everybody happy, everybody chatting gayly with their intimates, lovely girl-faces smiling recognition and salutation to other lovely girl-faces, gray old ladies and gentlemen dealing in the like exchanges with each other - ah, such a picture of cheery contentment and glad anticipation

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