miscognition

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mis- +‎ cognition

Noun[edit]

miscognition (countable and uncountable, plural miscognitions)

  1. incorrect or false cognition
    • 1973, Oliver Sacks, Awakenings:
      The apraxic-agnosic patient may make errors of action or cognition, but he is not driven into misperformance or miscognition through being the subject of violent deforming forces []
    • 2000, Shyama Kumar Chattopadhyaya, The Philosophy of Sankar's Advaita Vedanta, →ISBN, page 64:
      To make it more explicit we describe it as 'paratra paravabhasa ' - misappearance or miscognition of something in an alien context — a context which is characterised by its absolute negation.