Processes that require thinking and reasoning are examples of cognitive processes.
- Of, characterized by, involving, or relating to cognition: “Thinking in terms of dualisms is common in our cognitive culture” (Key Reporter).
- Having a basis in or reducible to empirical factual knowledge.
(comparative more cognitive, superlative most cognitive)
From Latin cognitus, perfect passive participle of cognosco (“I know") + adjective suffix -ivus.