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recognition

noun

1 recognition

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.

synonyms: acknowledgement, acknowledgment.

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Roget 894: courtesy; respect etc. 928; good manners, good behavior, good breeding; manners; politeness etc. adj.; bienseance, urbanity, ... show more

Roget 505: memory, remembrance; retention, retentiveness; tenacity; veteris vestigia flammae [Lat.]; tablets of the memory; readiness.    reminiscence, recognition, recollection, rememoration; recurrence, flashback; ... show more

Roget 490: knowledge; cognizance, cognition, cognoscence; acquaintance, experience, ken [Scot.], privity, insight, familiarity; comprehension, apprehension; recognition; appreciation ... show more

Roget 488: assent, assentment; acquiescence, admission; nod; accord, concord, concordance; agreement etc. 23; affirmance, affirmation; recognition, ... show more

Roget 916: gratitude, thankfulness, feeling of obligation, sense of obligation.    acknowledgment, recognition, thanksgiving, thanksgiving, giving thanks; thankful good will.    thanks, praise, benediction; paean; ... show more

Dutch: bekentenis, ontvangstbevestiging, toekenning, herkenning, dankbetuiging, dankzegging, erkenning
Polish: rozpoznawalność



2 recognition

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.

synonym: identification.

Roget 465b: identification, recognition, diagnosis, match; apperception, assimilation; dereplication; classification; memory etc. 505; interpretation etc. 522; ... show more

Dutch: erkenning, herkenning

3 recognition

Approval:
— Give her recognition for trying.

synonym: credit.

Dutch: erkenning

4 recognition

Coming to understand something clearly and distinctly:
— A sudden recognition of the problem he faced.
— Increasing recognition that diabetes frequently coexists with other chronic diseases.

synonyms: realisation, realization.

Dutch: erkenning
Polish: zrozumienie, pochwycenie, objęcie umysłem, objęcie, ogarnięcie umysłem, pojęcie

5 recognition

biology The ability of one molecule to attach to another molecule that has a complementary shape.

Dutch: erkenning

6 recognition

The explicit and formal acknowledgement of a government or of the national independence of a country.

Dutch: erkenning

7 recognition

An acceptance (as of a claim) as true and valid.

Dutch: herkenning, erkenning
Polish: uznanie, wola

8 recognition

Designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body.

Dutch: erkenning


Moby thesaurus: acceptance, acclaim, acknowledgment, action, admission, allowance, anagnorisis, angle, apperception, appreciation, appreciativeness, architectonics, architecture, argument, assimilation, atmosphere, attention, avowal, awareness, background ... show more.

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