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cog·ni·tion  audio  (kg-nshn) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. The mental process of knowing, including aspects such as awareness, perception, reasoning, and judgment.
  2. That which comes to be known, as through perception, reasoning, or intuition; knowledge.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English cognicioun, from Latin cogniti, cognitin-, from cognitus, past participle of cognscere, to learn : co-, intensive pref. ; see co- + gnscere, to know; see gn- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
cog·nition·al(Adjective)


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