cognition

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noun cog·ni·tion \käg-ˈni-shən\

Definition of cognition

  1. :  cognitive mental processes; also :  a product of these processes

cognitional

play \-ˈnish-nəl, -ˈni-shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of cognition in a sentence

  1. disabilities affecting cognition and judgment

Origin and Etymology 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


COGNITION Defined for English Language Learners

cognition

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noun cog·ni·tion \käg-ˈni-shən\

Definition of cognition for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

cognition

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noun cog·ni·tion \käg-ˈnish-ən\

Medical Definition of cognition

  1. 1:  cognitive mental processes

  2. 2:  a conscious intellectual act <conflict between cognitions>



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