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cognition

noun cog·ni·tion \käg-ˈni-shən\

: conscious mental activities : the activities of thinking, understanding, learning, and remembering

Full Definition of COGNITION

:  cognitive mental processes; also :  a product of these processes
cog·ni·tion·al \-ˈnish-nəl, -ˈni-shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of COGNITION

  1. disabilities affecting cognition and judgment

Origin of COGNITION

Middle English cognicion, from Anglo-French, from Latin cognition-, cognitio, from cognoscere to become acquainted with, know, from co- + gnoscere to come to know — more at know
First Known Use: 15th century

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cognition

noun cog·ni·tion \käg-ˈnish-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of COGNITION

1
:  cognitive mental processes
2
:  a conscious intellectual act <conflict between cognitions>

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