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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • (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
  • 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
  • approval
    • give her recognition for trying
    • he was given credit for his work
    • give her credit for trying
  • 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
  • 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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