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A citation given to one who has performed well in a competition but has not been awarded a prize.
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a citation conferred on a contestant, exhibit, etc., having exceptional merit though not winning a top honor.
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|Noun||1.||honorable mention - an official recognition of merit; "although he didn't win the prize he did get special mention"|
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