HyperDic: recognition

English > 8 senses of the word recognition:
NOUNstaterecognition, acknowledgment, acknowledgementthe state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
cognitionrecognition, identificationthe process of recognizing something or someone by remembering
communicationrecognition, creditapproval
cognitionrecognition, realization, realisationcoming to understand something clearly and distinctly
phenomenonrecognition(biology) the ability of one molecule to attach to another molecule that has a complementary shape
communicationrecognitionthe explicit and formal acknowledgement of a government or of the national independence of a country
cognitionrecognitionan acceptance (as of a claim) as true and valid
actrecognitiondesignation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body
recognition > pronunciation
Soundsreh.kahgnih'shahn; reh.kihgnih'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > recognition: 8 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged.
Examples
  • "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"
Synonymsacknowledgment, acknowledgement
Attributesacknowledgedrecognized or made known or admitted
unacknowledgednot recognized or admitted
BroaderacceptanceThe state of being acceptable and accepted
Spanishagradecimiento, reconocimiento
Catalanagraïment, reconeixement
English > recognition: 8 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe process of recognizing something or someone by remembering.
Examples
  • "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"
Synonymidentification
NarroweridentityThe individual characteristics / characteristics by which a thing or person is recognized or known
speaker identification, talker identificationIdentification of a person from the sound of their voice
Broadermemory, rememberingThe cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered
Spanishidentificación, reconocimiento
Catalanidentificació, reconeixement
Verbsrecognizeperceive to be the same
English > recognition: 8 senses > noun 3, communication
Meaningapproval.
Example"give her recognition for trying"
Synonymcredit
Narrowermemorial, commemoration, remembranceA recognition of meritorious service
ovation, standing ovationenthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause)
salute, salutationAn act of honor or courteous recognition
Broaderapproval, commendationA message expressing a favorable opinion
Spanishcrédito, reconocimiento
Catalanreconeixement
English > recognition: 8 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningComing to understand something clearly and distinctly.
Examples
  • "a sudden recognition of the problem he faced"
  • "increasing recognition that diabetes frequently coexists with other chronic diseases"
Synonymsrealization, realisation
Broaderunderstanding, apprehension, discernment, savvyThe cognitive condition / condition of someone who understands
Spanishcomprensión, entendimiento, reconocimiento
Catalanreconeixement
English > recognition: 8 senses > noun 5, phenomenon
Meaning(biology) the ability of one molecule to attach to another molecule that has a complementary shape.
Example"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"
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
Broaderorganic phenomenon(biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals
English > recognition: 8 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningThe explicit and formal acknowledgement of a government or of the national independence of a country.
Example"territorial disputes were resolved in Guatemala's recognition of Belize in 1991"
Broaderdiplomacy, diplomatic negotiationsnegotiation between nations
English > recognition: 8 senses > noun 7, cognition
MeaningAn acceptance (as of a claim) as true and valid.
Example"the recognition of the Rio Grande as a boundary between Mexico and the United States"
Broadercredence, acceptanceThe mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true
Spanishreconocimiento
English > recognition: 8 senses > noun 8, act
Meaningdesignation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body.
Example"he was unable to make his motion because he couldn't get recognition by the chairman"
Broaderappointment, assignment, designation, namingThe act of putting a person into a non-elective position

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