cogitation
noun Date: 13th century 1. a. the act of cogitating ; meditation b. the capacity to think or reflect 2. a single thought

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  • cogitation — [ kɔʒitasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIe; lat. cogitatio, de cogitare « penser » ♦ Vx ou iron. Pensée, réflexion. « Le luxe féminin de l appartement était peu propice aux cogitations sévères » (Aymé). Quel est le fruit de tes cogitations ? ● cogitation nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cogitation — Cog i*ta tion, n. [L. cogitatio: cf. F. cogitation.] The act of thinking; thought; meditation; contemplation. Fixed in cogitation deep. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cogitation — index consideration (contemplation), contemplation, deliberation, dialectic, ratiocination, reflection (thought) …   Law dictionary

  • cogitation — (n.) c.1200, thought, idea, notion, from O.Fr. cogitacion thought, consideration, reflection, from L. cogitationem (nom. cogitatio), noun of action from cogitare to think, reflect, consider, turn over in the mind, apparently from co agitare, from …   Etymology dictionary

  • cogitation — [n] deep thought brainwork, cerebration, consideration, contemplation, deliberation, meditation, reflection, rumination, speculation; concept 410 Ant. ignorance …   New thesaurus

  • cogitation — Cogitation, Cogitatio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • cogitation — /koj i tay sheuhn/, n. 1. concerted thought or reflection; meditation; contemplation: After hours of cogitation he came up with a new proposal. 2. the faculty of thinking: She was a serious student and had a great power of cogitation. 3. a… …   Universalium

  • cogitation — (ko ji ta sion) s. f. Terme de philosophie. Action de fixer la pensée sur un objet. HISTORIQUE    XIIe s. •   Deus [Dieu] de science est sire, e à lui sunt aprestedes cogitaciuns, Lib. psalmorum, p. 235.    XIVe s. •   Les malvaises operacions… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • cogitation — cogitate ► VERB formal ▪ meditate or reflect. DERIVATIVES cogitation noun cogitative adjective cogitator noun. ORIGIN Latin cogitare to consider …   English terms dictionary

  • cogitation — noun 1. a carefully considered thought about something his cogitations were dutifully recorded in his daybook • Derivationally related forms: ↑cogitate • Hypernyms: ↑idea, ↑thought 2. attentive consideration and meditation after much cogitation… …   Useful english dictionary

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