|1.||[ noun ] the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged|
"the partners were delighted with the recognition of their work" "she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own"
|Related terms:||acceptance admit unacknowledged acknowledged|
|2.||[ noun ] (writing) a short note acknowledging a source of information or quoting a passage|
|Synonyms:||reference quotation mention credit citation|
"the student's essay failed to list several important citations" "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"
|Related terms:||note cross-reference photo_credit mention reference notice adduce|
|3.||[ noun ] a statement acknowledging something or someone|
"she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment" "the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her"
|Related terms:||message thanks greeting congratulation farewell receipt apology admission refusal handshake condolence credits aloha mea_culpa notice|