recognition

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Singular
recognition

Plural
recognitions

  1. (uncountable) Recognition is the act of recognizing somebody or something.
    The man had been dead so long, his body was beyond recognition.
    Children with strong word-recognition skills tend to be strong readers.
    Computers are getting much better at facial recognition.
  2. (uncountable) Recognition of something is an acceptance of it.
    The group cannot continue its work without international recognition.
    There is a general recognition of the importance of religious freedom for all people.
  3. (uncountable) If someone receives recognition for the things that they have done, people say that those things are good or important.
    His writing has received both local and international recognition and awards.

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