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1. 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
2. a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
the student's essay failed to list several important citations|the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book|the article includes mention of similar clinical cases
3. 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
4. The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession.