Cognizant definition

kŏgnĭ-zənt
Having cognizance; aware or informed (of something)
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The definition of cognizant is being fully aware, informed or conscious of something.

An example of cognizant is someone knowing that an original plan has been changed.

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Fully informed; conscious.
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Aware; fully informed; having understanding.

The defendant is cognizant that this is a serious charge.

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Origin of cognizant

  • From cognizance

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin, perhaps via Old French conoissant, present participle of conoistre

    From Wiktionary