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English definition of “recognition”

recognition

noun [U] (KNOWING)    /ˌrek.əɡˈnɪʃ.ən/
C2 the fact of knowing someone or something because you have seen or heard him or her or experienced it before: When he returned to his home town after the war, he found it had changed out of all/beyond all recognition (= it had changed so much that he no longer recognized it).Knowing and learning
(Definition of recognition noun (KNOWING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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