recognition has definitions from the fields of psychology,biology
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[ noun ] the 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"

Used in print

(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)

He worked in oil for years before beginning his work in watercolor , and his first public recognition and early honors , including his election to the Academy , were for his essays in the heavier medium .

(John F. Hayward, "Mimesis and Symbol in the Arts"...)

The central concern of Erich_Auerbach 's impressive volume called Mimesis is to describe the shift from a classic theory of imitation ( based upon a recognition of levels of truth ) to a Christian theory of imitation in which the levels are dissolved .

(Randall Stewart, "A Little History, a Little Honesty: A...)

`` The recognition of complicity is the beginning of innocence '' , where innocence , I think , means about the same thing as redemption .

(Newton Stallknecht, "Ideas and Literature," in Newton S...)

Understanding a work_of_art involves recognition of the ideas that it reflects or embodies .

Very likely it will also include a recognition that the work we are reading reflects or `` belongs_to '' some way of thought labelled as a `` school '' or an `` - ism '' , i._e. a complex or `` syndrome '' of ideas occurring together with sufficient prominence to warrant identification .

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[ noun ] the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering

Synonyms

identification

Used in print

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

Nevertheless , there are notably frequent instances of deja_vu , in which our recognition of an entirely novel event is a feeling of having lived through it before , a feeling which , though vague , withstands the verbal barrage from the most impressive corps of psychologists .

But the famous orator felt more than vague recognition for the scene .

(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)

The positivist theory would here distort our meaning beyond recognition .

(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)

He could no_longer build anything , whether a private residence in his Pennsylvania county or a church in Brazil , without it being obvious that he had done it , and while here_and_there he was taken_to_task for again developing the same airy technique , they were such fanciful and sometimes even playful buildings that the public felt assured by its sense of recognition after a time , a quality of authentic uniqueness about them , which , once established by an artist as his private vision , is no_longer disputable as to its other values .

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[ noun ] (psychology) coming to understand something clearly and distinctly

Examples

"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
[ noun ] approval

Synonyms

credit

Examples

"give her recognition for trying" "he was given credit for his work" "it is to her credit that she tried" "the credits were given at the end of the film"

Used in print

(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)

In_this third year at the university , Hans , in 1797 , was awarded the first important token of recognition , a gold medal for his essay on `` Limits_of_Poetry_and_Prose '' .

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[ noun ] (biology) the ability of one molecule to attach to another molecule that has a complementary shape

Examples

"molecular recognition drives all of biology, for instance, hormone and receptor or antibody-antigen interactions or the organization of molecules into la

Related terms

organic_phenomenon biology

6
[ noun ] the explicit and formal acknowledgement of a government or of the national independence of a country

Examples

"territorial disputes were resolved in Guatemala's recognition of Belize in 1991"

Related terms

diplomacy

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[ noun ] an acceptance (as of a claim) as true and valid

Examples

"the recognition of the Rio Grande as a boundary between Mexico and the United States"

Related terms

credence

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[ noun ] designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body

Examples

"he was unable to make his motion because he couldn't get recognition by the chairman"

Related terms

appointment

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[ noun ] the act of preferring

Synonyms

preferment

Examples

"the preferment went to the younger candidate"

Related terms

promotion prefer

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