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noun recognition pronunciation in American English /ˌrekəɡˈnɪʃ(ə)n/
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the ability to recognize a person or thing

    She looked at me without a flicker of recognition in her eyes.

  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] praise, respect, or admiration

    His work has never gained the international recognition it deserves.

    in recognition of something:

    She was awarded an honorary degree in recognition of her work in the community.

  3. 3
    [singular/uncountable] agreement that something is true or important

    We want official recognition of the need for affordable childcare.

    1. a.
      official agreement that a country or organization exists
      recognition of:

      Recognition of Bosnia marked a new stage in the breakup of Yugoslavia.

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