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English definition of “recognition”

recognition

noun [U] (APPRECIATION)   /ˌrek·əɡˈnɪʃ·ən/
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.
(Definition of recognition noun (APPRECIATION) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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