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nonrecognition Syllabification: non·rec·og·ni·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌnänrekəɡˈniSHən/

Definition of nonrecognition in English:


Refusal to acknowledge the existence, validity, or legality of something: trade barriers such as nonrecognition of professional qualifications nonrecognition of same-sex marriages
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  • Blatant nonrecognition of shipping achievements in international business can only aggravate situations like this.
  • We are pleased that he seems to be alone among reviewers in his nonrecognition of the book's argument.
  • The recognition or non-recognition of a certain truth depends not on external causes, but on certain other causes within the man himself.

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