Dictionary
4 ENTRIES FOUND:

recognition

noun rec·og·ni·tion \ˌre-kig-ˈni-shən, -kəg-\

: the act of accepting that something is true or important or that it exists

: the act of accepting someone or something as having legal or official authority

: the act of knowing who or what someone or something is because of previous knowledge or experience

Full Definition of RECOGNITION

1
:  the action of recognizing :  the state of being recognized: as
a :  acknowledgment; especially :  formal acknowledgment of the political existence of a government or nation
b :  knowledge or feeling that someone or something present has been encountered before
2
:  special notice or attention
3
:  the sensing and encoding of printed or written data by a machine <optical character recognition> <magnetic ink character recognition>

Examples of RECOGNITION

  1. The procedure is gaining recognition as the latest advance in organ transplant surgery.
  2. The Olympic Committee gave official recognition to the sport.
  3. His smile was a recognition that things were not so bad.
  4. Her paintings received recognition from her fellow artists.
  5. All she wanted was some recognition for her work.
  6. He finally received the recognition that he deserved.
  7. They were awarded medals in recognition of their bravery.

Origin of RECOGNITION

Middle English recognicion, from Anglo-French recognition, from Latin recognition-, recognitio, from recognoscere
First Known Use: 15th century

recognition

noun rec·og·ni·tion \ˌrek-əg-ˈnish-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RECOGNITION

:  the form of memory that consists in knowing or feeling that a present object has been met before

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: recognition markPrevious Word in the Dictionary: recogniseAll Words Near: recognition
April 01, 2015
diapause Hear it
a period of physiological dormancy
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears