recognition
noun Etymology: Middle English recognicion, from Anglo-French recognition, from Latin recognition-, recognitio, from recognoscere Date: 15th century 1. the action of recognizing ; the state of being recognized: as a. acknowledgment; especially formal acknowledgment of the political existence of a government or nation b. knowledge or feeling that someone or something present has been encountered before 2. special notice or attention 3. the sensing and encoding of printed or written data by a machine <
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