• WordNet 3.6
    • n 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"
    • n 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"
    • n 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"
    • n 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"
    • n recognition approval "give her recognition for trying","he was given credit for his work","give her credit for trying"
    • n 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"
    • n 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"
    • n 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Joseph Swan invented the light bulb in 1879, one year before Thomas Edison did. However, Swan didn't patent the idea and was widely accused of copying Edison who did patent the idea and was therefore recognized as its inventor. Swan continued to be denied recognition until some time later when it was shown that both light bulbs were produced using different processes. Edison and Swan later formed a joint company using the best of both technologies.
    • n Recognition rĕk`ŏg*nĭsh"ŭn The act of recognizing, or the state of being recognized; acknowledgment; formal avowal; knowledge confessed or avowed; notice. "The lives of such saints had, at the time of their yearly memorials, solemn recognition in the church of God."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n recognition The act of recognizing; a knowing again; consciousness that a given object is identical with an object previously cognized.
    • n recognition A formal avowal of knowledge and approval or sanction; acknowledgment: as, the recognition of one government by another as an independent sovereignty or as a belligerent.
    • n recognition Cognizance; notice taken; acceptance.
    • n recognition In Scots law, the recovery of lands by the proprietor when they fall to him by the fault of the vassal; or, generally, any return of the feu to the superior, by whatever ground of eviction. Synonyms See recognize.
    • n recognition A repeated cognition.
    • n recognition This time minus the time required for the simple reaction.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Recognition act of recognising: state of being recognised: recollection: avowal:
    • Recognition (Scots law) a return of the feu to the superior
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  • Bernard Berkowitz
    Bernard Berkowitz
    “It is up to us to give ourselves recognition. If we wait for it to come from others, we feel resentful when it doesn't, and when it does, we may well reject it.”
  • Jean Rostand
    “Greatness, in order to gain recognition, must all too often consent to ape greatness.”
  • Theodore I. Rubin
    Theodore I. Rubin
    “Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.”
  • George Santayana
    “Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace.”
  • Alexander Smith
    “Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.”
  • Mary Kay Ash
    Mary Kay Ash
    “There are two things people want more than sex and money... recognition and praise.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. recognitio,: cf. F. recognition,. See Recognizance
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. recognoscĕrere-, again, cognoscĕre, to know.


In literature:

A new invention is often slow in gaining recognition.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
The recognition of the second followed as the immediate consequence of the detection of the first.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
They were moved by the sudden sweet recognition that seemed sadder than any change.
"A Christmas Accident and Other Stories" by Annie Eliot Trumbull
Mrs. Sartin accepted her daughter's recognition of their visitor as sufficient evidence it was not a hoax, and asked Christopher in.
"Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker" by Marguerite Bryant
But he must take the risk of recognition.
"Ben, the Luggage Boy;" by Horatio Alger
Recognition was utterly impossible.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
But I warn you that this social recognition will serve as no excuse if I catch him picking any more green apricots.
"The Readjustment" by Will Irwin
The clause was then necessarily omitted by which the recognition of the Crown's supremacy over the clergy had been hitherto limited.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
The recognition meant nothing, yet it gave Pan a start, a twinge, and then sent a slow heat along his veins.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
Little Jim and Jack had come in and were clamoring for recognition.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various

In poetry:

For about him till the very end were still
those he had studied, the fauna of the night,
and shades that still waited to enter
the bright circle of his recognition
"In Memory of Sigmund Freud " by W H Auden
Warm are the still and lucky miles,
White shores of longing stretch away,
A light of recognition fills
The whole great day, and bright
The tiny world of lovers' arms.
"Warm are the Still and Lucky Miles" by W H Auden
Is it still I, who there past all recognition burn?
Memories I do not seize and bring inside.
O life! O living! O to be outside!
And I in flames. And no one here who knows me.
"Death" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Stealthily, fearfully, onward he moves,
So light are his footsteps you scarce hear their tread;
Yet no midnight robber, no murderer is he,
Then why dread recognition--of man why afraid?
"The Nocturnal Visit" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
But it must never, never more be mine
To mark the growing meaning in thine eyes,
To watch thy soul unfolding leaf by leaf,
Or catch, with ever fresh surprise and joy,
Thy dawning recognitions of the world.
"A Mother's Wail" by Henry Timrod
Henceforth, when rings the health to those
Who live in story and in song,
O nameless dead, that now repose,
Safe in Oblivion's chambers strong,
One cup of recognition true
Shall silently be drained to you!
"Masaccio" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

Recognized twice in 30 days, Easy Street Records was just applauded by the Mayor's office for their stability, longevity and community involvement as part of the Good Business recognition program.
Applauded for 'longevity, community involvement' in Good Business recognition program.
TARBORO — Edgecombe Community College faculty, staff, students, and guests gathered at the college on Monday for a Veterans Day Memorial and Recognition Service.
Recognition of marriage solely between one man and one woman.
Theoretical Study of DNA Damage Recognition via Electron Transfer from the Complex of MutY.
Nuance's 360 SpeechAnywhere medical voice recognition solution, the technology that is embedded within PowerChart Touch, is also cloud-based.
Envision Telephony and Utopy partnered today to use speech recognition and analytics tools to get a better understanding of agent performance and how it relates to customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Excalibur & Excelsior : Giving recognition where it's due.
They're the recognition that a certain melancholy or suffering can be conquered.
Famed test and aerobatic pilot Bob Hoover will present the award in recognition of Lacy's achievements spanning some six decades.
Daniel Roggen, Paul Lukowicz, Lois Ferscha, Jose del R. Millan, Gerhard Troester, Ricardo Chavarriaga, "Opportunistic human activity and context recognition," Computer, vol 99, no.
Syria Orders More Airstrikes and Calls French Recognition of Rebels ' Immoral .
Provides multiple, structured opportunities for education, professional development, achievement and recognition.
Is voice over IP the next trend in voice recognition.
The Baxley-Appling County Board of Tourism formed the Appling County Athletic Hall of Fame to honor individuals worthy of recognition.

In science:

However the problem still remains of making the recognition algorithm constructive.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
NiP] Niemeyer, A and Praeger, C.E., A recognition algorithm for classical groups over finite fields, Proc.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
We develop efficient algorithms for the recognition of simply foldable 1D crease patterns, and reconstruction of a sequence of simple folds.
When Can You Fold a Map?
For a representation within the algebraic expression in form of a character string these Z functions have to gain a number as well for later recognition during the evaluation.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
The first concerns smooth and PL structures, and the second gives a recognition criterion for mapping cylinders.
Lectures on controlled topology: mapping cylinder neighborhoods