What is recognition?

  • (noun): Coming to understand something clearly and distinctly.
    Example: "A sudden recognition of the problem he faced"; "increasing recognition that diabetes frequently coexists with other chronic diseases"
    Synonyms: realization, realisation
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on recognition:

Dominion Of Melchizedek - Recognition
... has apparently obtained some sort of recognition from some smaller states.. ... Claims that the DoM has received recognition from any major government are purely lies." ...
Charles Sumner - Senate Service - Civil War - Haitian Recognition
... diplomatic recognition of Haiti ... Haiti had sought recognition since winning independence in 1804, but faced opposition from Southern Senators ...
Afrika Bambaataa - History - Recognition
... Bambaataa organized the very first European hip hop tour ... Along with himself were rapper and graffiti artist Rammellzee, Zulu Nation DJ Grand Mixer DXT (formerly Grand Mixer D.St), B-boy and B-girl crews the Rock Steady Crew, and the Double Dutch Girls, as well as legendary graffiti artists Fab 5 Freddy, PHASE 2, Futura 2000, and Dondi ...
State Of Palestine - Legal Status - Declaration and Act of State Doctrine
... of customary international law, when a government is recognized by another government, recognition is retroactive in effect, and validates all the actions and conduct of the ... In practice, they usually make no formal declarations regarding recognition ... examples including a memorandum on US recognition policy and practice, dated 25 September 1981, which said that recognition would be implied by the US government's dealings with the ...
Recognition Heuristic
... The recognition heuristic has been used as a model in the psychology of judgment and decision making and as a heuristic in artificial intelligence ... Although the recognition heuristic predicts that participants would judge the actual (recognizable) cities to be larger, participants judged the ... tests the non-compensatory prediction of the recognition heuristic and states that "recognition information is not used in an all-or-none fashion but is integrated ...

More definitions of "recognition":

  • (noun): The state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged.
    Example: "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: acknowledgment, acknowledgement
  • (noun): 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"
  • (noun): Approval.
    Example: "Give her recognition for trying"
    Synonyms: credit
  • (noun): (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"
  • (noun): 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"
  • (noun): 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"
  • (noun): The process of recognizing something or someone by remembering.
    Example: "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"
    Synonyms: identification

Famous quotes containing the word recognition:

    Admiration. Our polite recognition of another’s resemblance to ourselves.
    Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914)

    That the world can be improved and yet must be celebrated as it is are contradictions. The beginning of maturity may be the recognition that both are true.
    William Stott (b. 1940)

    Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. General recognition of this fact is shown in the proverbial phrase “It is the busiest man who has time to spare.”
    C. Northcote Parkinson (1909–1993)