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recognitionnoun [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 ​greatestname recognition of all the ​Republicancandidates.
  • recognition noun [U] (APPRECIATION)

publicappreciation for a person’s or group’s ​achievements: She ​gained recognition as an ​expert in ​energyconservation.
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 from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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recognitionnoun

uk   /ˌrek.əɡˈnɪʃ.ən/  us   /ˌrek.əɡˈnɪʃ.ən/
  • recognition noun (ACCEPTING)

C2 [S or U] agreement that something is ​true or ​legal: It's a new ​country, ​hoping for ​diplomatic recognition from the ​internationalcommunity. [+ that] There's a ​growing recognition that this ​country can no ​longerafford to be a ​nuclearpower.
C2 [S or U] If you are given recognition, ​people show ​admiration and ​respect for ​yourachievements: Ella ​complained that the ​company never gave her any recognition for her ​work. He was ​presented with a ​goldwatch in recognition of (= to show ​respect for) his ​years as ​clubsecretary.

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  • recognition noun (KNOWING)

C2 [U] 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 ​hometown after the ​war, he ​found it had changed out of all/beyond all recognition (= it had ​changed so much that he no ​longerrecognized it).
(Definition of recognition from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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recognitionnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌrekəɡˈnɪʃən/
MARKETING a ​situation in which ​people know what something is when they see or hear it: After thirty ​years of ​trading, the ​companyname enjoys ​global recognition. We have ​poor brand recognition in the Asian ​market. Skype's ​dominance and name recognition can pose problems for ​competitors.
the ​act of praising or ​rewarding someone for something they have done: We did all the ​work but they got all the recognition! They are to receive ​bonuses in recognition of their ​work.
officialagreement that an ​organization has ​authority to do things: They have been ​trying for three ​years to get recognition for their ​union. The ​councilruns a recognition ​scheme for ​private colleges.
IT the ​ability of a ​machine to read something ​electronically and to get ​information from it: text recognition ​software
(Definition of recognition from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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