Excogitating
Excogitate Ex*cog"i*tatev. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excogitated}; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Excogitating}.] [L. excogitatus, p. p. of excogitare to excogitate; ex out + cogitare to think. See {Cogitate}.] To think out; to find out or discover by thinking; to devise; to contrive. ``Excogitate strange arts.'' --Stirling. [1913 Webster]

This evidence . . . thus excogitated out of the general theory. --Whewell. [1913 Webster]


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  • Excogitate — Ex*cog i*tatev. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excogitated}; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Excogitating}.] [L. excogitatus, p. p. of excogitare to excogitate; ex out + cogitare to think. See {Cogitate}.] To think out; to find out or discover by thinking; to devise; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Excogitated — Excogitate Ex*cog i*tatev. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excogitated}; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Excogitating}.] [L. excogitatus, p. p. of excogitare to excogitate; ex out + cogitare to think. See {Cogitate}.] To think out; to find out or discover by thinking; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Excogitation — Ex*cog i*ta tion, n. [L. excogitatio: cf. F. excogitation.] The act of excogitating; a devising in the thoughts; invention; contrivance. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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