An example of cognition is the thought process you undergo when you learn how to do a new math problem for the first time.
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Origin of cognition
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English cognicion, from Latin cognitio (“knowledge, perception, a judicial examination, trial”), from cognitus, past participle of cognoscere (“to know”), from co- (“together”) + *gnoscere, older form of noscere (“to know”); see know, and compare cognize, cognizance, cognizor, cognosce, connoisseur.