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recognition

noun [U]  us   /ˌrek·əɡˈnɪʃ·ən/

recognition noun [U] (KNOWLEDGE)

the fact of knowing who a person is or what a thing is because of having seen or experienced that person or thing before: Dole obviously had the greatest name recognition of all the Republican candidates.

recognition noun [U] (APPRECIATION)

public appreciation for a person’s or group’s achievements: She gained recognition as an expert in energy conservation. Recognition also refers to the accepting of something as true: Charges were dropped in recognition of the fact that there simply wasn’t enough evidence.
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