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    recognition - Dictionary definition and meaning for word recognition

    Definition
    (noun) the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering
    Synonyms : identification
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) approval
    Synonyms : credit
    Example Sentence
    • give her recognition for trying
    • he was given credit for his work
    • give her credit for trying
    Definition
    (noun) coming to understand something clearly and distinctly
    Synonyms : realisation , realization
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) (biology) the ability of one molecule to attach to another molecule that has a complementary shape
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) the explicit and formal acknowledgement of a government or of the national independence of a country
    Example Sentence
    • territorial disputes were resolved in Guatemala's recognition of Belize in 1991
    Definition
    (noun) an acceptance (as of a claim) as true and valid
    Example Sentence
    • the recognition of the Rio Grande as a boundary between Mexico and the United States
    Definition
    (noun) designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body
    Example Sentence
    • he was unable to make his motion because he couldn't get recognition by the chairman
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