Definition of "Recognition" :
noun: designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body
"He was unable to make his motion because he couldn't get recognition by the chairman."
noun: the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering
"A politician whose recall of names was as remarkable as his recognition of faces."
noun: coming to understand something clearly and distinctly
"A sudden recognition of the problem he faced."
noun: an acceptance (as of a claim) as true and valid
"The recognition of the Rio Grande as a boundary between Mexico and the United States."
"Give her recognition for trying."
noun: the explicit and formal acknowledgement of a government or of the national independence of a country
"Territorial disputes were resolved in Guatemala's recognition of Belize in 1991."
noun: (biology) the ability of one molecule to attach to another molecule that has a complementary shape
"Molecular recognition drives all of biology, for instance, hormone and receptor or antibody-antigen interactions or the organization of molecules into larger biologically active entities."
noun: the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
"The partners were delighted with the recognition of their work."