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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

(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.
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Not true: They met with State Department officials, but their request for diplomatic recognition was rejected.
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diplomatic recognition of the Soviet Union in 1933--which in turn opened the spigots for aid and trade to the Communist behemoth.
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demands before the latter bestowed diplomatic recognition. Arafat's address before the U.N.
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During the war, he went to France to seek aid and diplomatic recognition for his fledgling country.