Part of speech: noun

The act of recognizing; acknowledgment; salutation.

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Usage examples "recognition":

  1. I looked up and nodded to them a recognition. - "A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences", Laura S. Haviland.
  2. No notice whatever was taken of this recognition. - "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
  3. At this moment Christina's eye met Rowland's and before giving him any sign of recognition she glanced rapidly at his companions. - "Roderick Hudson", Henry James.