Recognition



[rek-uh g-nish-uh n] /ˌrɛk əgˈnɪʃ ən/

noun
1.
an act of or the state of being .
2.
the identification of something as having been previously seen, heard, known, etc.
3.
the perception of something as existing or true; realization.
4.
the acknowledgment of something as valid or as entitled to consideration:
the recognition of a claim.
5.
the acknowledgment of achievement, service, merit, etc.
6.
the expression of this in the form of some token of appreciation:
This promotion constitutes our recognition of her exceptional ability.
7.
formal acknowledgment conveying approval or sanction.
8.
acknowledgment of right to be heard or given attention:
The chairman refused recognition to any delegate until order could be restored.
9.
International Law. an official act by which one state acknowledges the existence of another state or government, or of belligerency or insurgency.
10.
the automated conversion of information, as words or images, into a form that can be processed by a machine, especially a computer or computerized device.
Compare , .
11.
Biochemistry. the responsiveness of one substance to another based on the reciprocal fit of a portion of their molecular shapes.
/ˌrɛkəɡˈnɪʃən/
noun
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.
formal acknowledgment of a government or of the independence of a country
5.
(mainly US & Canadian) an instance of a chairman granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body, debate, etc
n.

mid-15c., “knowledge of an event or incident; understanding,” from Middle French recognition (15c.) and directly from Latin recognitionem (nominative recognitio) “a reviewing, investigation, examination,” noun of action from past participle stem of recognoscere “to acknowledge, know again; examine” (see recognize).

Sense of “formal avowal of knowledge and approval” is from 1590s; especially acknowledgement of the independence of a country by a state formerly exercising sovereignty (1824). Meaning “a knowing again” is from 1798.

recognition rec·og·ni·tion (rěk’əg-nĭsh’ən)
n.

In diplomacy, the act by which one nation acknowledges that a foreign government is a legitimate government and exchanges diplomats with it. The withholding of recognition is a way for one government to show its disapproval of another.

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