The definition of cognition is the mental process of thinking and understanding and the understanding that comes from this mental process.noun
An example of cognition is the thought process you undergo when you learn how to do a new math problem for the first time.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- the process of knowing in the broadest sense, including perception, memory, and judgment
- the result of such a process; perception, conception, etc.
Origin: ME cognicioun < L cognitio, knowledge < cognitus, pp. of cognoscere, to know < co-, together + gnoscere, know
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- The mental process of knowing, including aspects such as awareness, perception, reasoning, and judgment.
- That which comes to be known, as through perception, reasoning, or intuition; knowledge.
Origin: Middle English cognicioun, from Latin cognitiō, cognitiōn-, from cognitus, past participle of cognōscere, to learn : co-, intensive pref.; see co- + gnōscere, to know; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.
- cog·niˈtion·al adjective
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