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.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kɒɡˈnɪʃən/
- (US) IPA(key): /kɑɡˈnɪʃən/
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- Hyphenation: cog‧ni‧tion
- The process of knowing, of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought and through the senses.
- (countable) A result of a cognitive process.
- “cognition” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- “cognition” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.