Dictionary Results for recognition


1. recognition - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): acknowledgment, acknowledgement

Hypernym(s): acceptance




2. recognition - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): identification

Hypernym(s): memory, remembering




3. recognition - noun

· approval; "give her recognition for trying"; "he was given credit for his work"; "give her credit for trying"

Synonym(s): credit

Hypernym(s): approval, commendation




4. recognition - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): realization, realisation

Hypernym(s): understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy




5. recognition - noun

· (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"

Hypernym(s): organic_phenomenon




6. recognition - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): diplomacy, diplomatic_negotiations




7. recognition - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): credence, acceptance




8. recognition - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): appointment, assignment, designation, naming





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