recognition

recognition
recognition rec‧og‧ni‧tion [ˌrekəgˈnɪʆn] noun [uncountable]
1. MARKETING when people know who a person is or what something is, or know something about them as soon as they see them or hear their name:

• We are bigger than most companies and our name recognition is higher.

• The company is focused on building brand recognition through marketing campaigns.

2. when a machine can recognize something
magˌnetic ˌink ˈcharacter recogˌnition abbreviation MICR
a system that recognizes printed letters, for example on a cheque or official document
ˌoptical ˈcharacter recogˌnition abbreviation OCR COMPUTING
a computer system for automatically recognizing letters and numbers that have been printed or written by hand on paper
ˈvoice recogˌnition COMPUTING
a system in which a computer understands and obeys instructions spoken by a human voice:

• Many phone operators will be replaced by voice recognition technology that responds to a caller's verbal prompts.

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recognition UK US /ˌrekəgˈnɪʃən/ noun [U]
MARKETING a situation in which people know what something is when they see or hear it: »

After thirty years of trading, the company name enjoys global recognition.

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We have poor brand recognition in the Asian market.

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Skype's dominance and name recognition can pose problems for competitors.

the act of praising or rewarding someone for something they have done: »

We did all the work but they got all the recognition!

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They are to receive bonuses in recognition of their work.

official agreement that an organization has authority to do things: »

They have been trying for three years to get recognition for their union.

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The council runs a recognition scheme for private colleges.

IT the ability of a machine to read something electronically and to get information from it: »

text recognition software

See also BRAND RECOGNITION(Cf. ↑brand recognition), MICR(Cf. ↑MICR), OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION(Cf. ↑optical character recognition), VOICE RECOGNITION(Cf. ↑voice recognition)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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