Main Entry: self–rec·og·ni·tion
Pronunciation: \-ˌre-kig-ˈni-shən, -kəg-\
Function: noun
Date: 1946
1 : recognition of one's own self
2 : the process by which the immune system of an organism distinguishes between the body's own chemicals, cells, and tissues and those of foreign organisms and agents

Main Entry: rec·og·ni·tion
Pronunciation: \ˌre-kig-ˈni-shən, -kəg-\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English recognicion, from Anglo-French recognition, from Latin recognition-, recognitio, from recognoscere
Date: 15th century
1 : the action of recognizing : the state of being recognized: as a : acknowledgment; especially : formal acknowledgment of the political existence of a government or nation b : knowledge or feeling that someone or something present has been encountered before
2 : special notice or attention