[syn: realization, realisation, recognition]
5. (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"
6. the 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"
7. an 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"
8. designation 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"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Recognition \Rec`og*ni"tion\ (r[e^]k`[o^]g*n[i^]sh"[u^]n), n.
[L. recognitio: cf. F. recognition. See Recognizance.]
The act of recognizing, or the state of being recognized;
acknowledgment; formal avowal; knowledge confessed or avowed;
The lives of such saints had, at the time of their
yearly memorials, solemn recognition in the church of
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: 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" [syn:
recognition, acknowledgment, acknowledgement]
2: 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" [syn:
3: approval; "give her recognition for trying"; "he was given
credit for his work"; "give her credit for trying" [syn:
4: 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" [syn: realization, realisation, recognition]
5: (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"
6: 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"
7: 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"
8: 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"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
152 Moby Thesaurus words for "recognition":
acceptance, acclaim, acknowledgment, action, admission, allowance,
anagnorisis, angle, apperception, appreciation, appreciativeness,
architectonics, architecture, argument, assimilation, atmosphere,
attention, avowal, awareness, background, benediction, blurb,
boost, bringing to light, buildup, casual discovery, catastrophe,
catching, celebrity, chance discovery, character, characterization,
cognition, cognizance, color, commendation, complication,
concession, confession, consciousness, continuity, contrivance,
credit, crediting, declaration, denouement, design, detection,
determination, determining, development, device, disclosure,
discovery, distinguishment, due, eclat, episode, espial,
excavation, exhumation, exposure, fable, falling action, fame,
famousness, figure, find, finding, finding out, gimmick, glory,
good word, grace, honor, honorable mention, hymn, hype,
identification, incident, insight, invention, kudos, line,
local color, locating, location, lucky strike, mindfulness, mood,
motif, movement, mythos, name, noesis, note, notice, notoriety,
notoriousness, paean, perception, peripeteia, plan, plot, plug,
popularity, praise, prayer of thanks, profession, promotion,
publicity, puff, realization, reclame, rediscovery,
reidentification, renown, report, reputation, repute, revelation,
right, rising action, scheme, secondary plot, sensibility,
serendipity, slant, spotting, story, strike, structure, subject,
subplot, switch, thank offering, thank-you, thanks, thanksgiving,
the bubble reputation, thematic development, theme, tone, topic,
treasure trove, trouvaille, trove, twist, uncovering, unearthing,
vogue, what is owing
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
RECOGNITION, contracts. An acknowledgment that something which has been done
by one man in the name of another, was done by authority of the latter.
2. A recognition by the principal of the agency of another in the
particular instance, or in similar instances, is evidence of the authority
of the agent, so that the recognition may be either express or implied. As
an instance of an implied recognition may be mentioned the case of one who
subscribes policies in the name of another and, upon a loss happening, the
latter pays the amount. 1 Camp. R. 43, n. a; 1 Esp. Cas. 61; 4 Camp. R. 88.