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recognition

 [rek″og-nish´un]
1. the act of recognizing (seeing something as familiar).
2. the state of being seen as familiar.
3. the interaction of immunologically competent cells with antigen that begins with the binding of the antigen to specific antigen receptors on B and T lymphocytes and results in an immune response directed against the antigen. Called also antigen recognition.

recognition

/re·cog·ni·tion/ (rek″og-nĭ´shun) in immunology, the interaction of immunologically competent cells with antigen, involving antigen binding to a specific receptor on the cell surface and resulting in an immune response.

recognition

(rĕk′əg-nĭsh′ən)
n.
Biology The ability of one molecule to attach itself to another molecule having a complementary shape, as in enzyme-substrate and antibody-antigen interactions.

re·cog′ni·to′ry (rĭ-kŏg′nĭ-tôr′ē), re·cog′ni·tive (-tĭv) adj.

recognition

Pharmacology See Drug recognition Substance abuse See Drug recognition Vox populi The state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged. See Continuous speech recognition, Intelligent character recognition, Kin recognition, OCR, Open-set speech recognition, Speech recognition.

recognition

The process of binding of an antigen to a specific receptor on a cell of the immune system.

recognition

1. the act of recognizing or state of being recognized.
2. in immunology, a term used to describe the functional changes occurring in immunologically competent cells on contact with antigen, involving antigen binding with a receptor on the cell surface. Called also antigen recognition.

recognition sequence
most recognition sequences used by restriction enzymes are palindromes, some enzymes have more than one recognition sequence and some have nonpalindrome recognition sequences and may cut several nucleotides away from the recognition sequence. See also palindrome.
recognition site
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Marcoullis highlighted, however, that seven other EU countries had already given full diplomatic recognition to Palestine namely Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Malta.
The TNC, which had hoped that diplomatic recognition would lead to the freeing of billions of dollars in frozen assets, says that billions are needed urgently to keep the transitional government afloat and allow their troops to press their their five-month-long fight against the Al Qathafi regime.
Italy is the third country, after France and Qatar, to give diplomatic recognition to the council, which is based in rebel-held eastern Libya.
There is speculation it could be an attempt by the rebels to ensure the interim Libyan council receives diplomatic recognition.
1992: The EC granted diplomatic recognition to Slovenia and Croatia, recognising the dismemberment of Yugoslavia.
This follows the example of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Ecuador who have all extended diplomatic recognition to Palestine since early December.
Summary: On December 24, Ecuador extended diplomatic recognition to the state of Palestine within its full pre-1967 borders (all of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem).
Prior to these recent announcements of diplomatic recognition, Venezuela, Suriname, and Guyana, all of South America, already recognized a Palestinian state.
The referendum calls on voters to support changes to the constitution that would devolve power from the president to a prime minister, paving the way for parliamentary elections in October and diplomatic recognition for the interim government.
The TRNC has received diplomatic recognition from the Republic of Turkey and the TRNC has representations in dozens of countries across the globe.
Dear President Kim, before you stands a historic choice: you can either (A) join the family of nations, opening the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to economic benefits, new trading relationships and diplomatic recognition from Washington, or (B) you can continue down the road of isolation and penury if you continue to develop nuclear weapons.
Sources from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs believe that the process of the diplomatic recognition of Kosovo can be postponed, because of the postponement of Kosovo President Fatmir Sejdiu's visit.