Definitions of recognition

  1. the act of preferring; " the preferment went to the younger candidate"
  2. 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"
  3. the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering; " a politician whose recall of names was as remarkable as his recognition of faces".
  4. 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"
  5. approval; " give her recognition for trying"; " he was given credit for his work"; " give her credit for trying"; " the credits were given at the end of the film"
  6. 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"
  7. ( biology) the ability of one molecule to attach to another molecule that has a complementary shape.
  8. 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"
  9. The act of recognizing, or the state of being recognized; acknowledgment; formal avowal; knowledge confessed or avowed; notice.
  10. A perceiving or knowing a thing to be the same as, or similar to, something previously known; formal acknowledgment or commendation; as, recognition of a brave deed; friendly notice or attention.
  11. Act of recognizing: state of being recognized: recollection: avowal.
  12. The act of recognizing; acknowledgment; salutation.
  13. The act of recognising; formal avowal.