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recognition rec·og·ni·tion (rěk'əg-nĭsh'ən)
An awareness that something perceived has been perceived before.
The ability of one molecule to attach itself to another molecule having a complementary shape, as in enzyme-substrate interactions.
In diplomacy, the act by which one nation acknowledges that a foreign government is a legitimate government and exchanges diplomats with it. The withholding of recognition is a way for one government to show its disapproval of another.