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Noun recognition has 8 senses
  1. recognition, acknowledgment, acknowledgement - 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"
    --1 is a kind of acceptance
  2. recognition, identification - 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"
    --2 is a kind of memory, remembering
    --2 has particulars: identity; speaker identification, talker identification
    Derived form: verb recognize4
  3. recognition, credit - 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"
    --3 is a kind of approval, commendation
    --3 has particulars:
     memorial, commemoration, remembrance; ovation, standing ovation; salute, salutation
  4. realization, realisation, recognition - 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"
    --4 is a kind of understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy
  5. recognition - (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"
    --5 is a kind of
    organic phenomenon
  6. recognition - 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"
    --6 is a kind of
    diplomacy, diplomatic negotiations
  7. recognition - 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"
    --7 is a kind of
    credence, acceptance
  8. recognition - 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"
    --8 is a kind of
    appointment, assignment, designation, naming
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