noun Etymology: Middle English cognicion, from Anglo-French, from Latin cognition-, cognitio, from cognoscere to become acquainted with, know, from co- + gnoscere to come to know — more at know Date: 15th century cognitive mental processes; also a product of these processes • cognitional adjective

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  • Cognition — Cog*ni tion, n. [L. cognitio, fr. cognoscere, cognitum, to become acquainted with, to know; co + noscere, gnoscere, to get a knowledge of. See {Know}, v. t.] 1. The act of knowing; knowledge; perception. [1913 Webster] I will not be myself nor… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cognition — Cognition, im röm. Gerichtswesen richterliche Untersuchung u. Erkenntniß besonders in außerordentlichen Fällen (cognitio extraordinaria); daher cognosciren, richterlich untersuchen, erkennen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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  • cognition — cognition, cognitive The process of knowing (thinking), sometimes distinguished from affect (emotion) and conation or volition (striving), in a triad of mental processes. Cognitive psychology, which focuses on the use and handling of information… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • cognition — mid 15c., ability to comprehend, from L. cognitionem (nom. cognitio) a getting to know, acquaintance, knowledge, noun of action from pp. stem of cognoscere (see COGNIZANCE (Cf. cognizance)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cognition — ► NOUN ▪ the mental acquisition of knowledge through thought, experience, and the senses. DERIVATIVES cognitional adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from cognoscere get to know …   English terms dictionary

  • cognition — [käg nish′ən] n. [ME cognicioun < L cognitio, knowledge < cognitus, pp. of cognoscere, to know < co , together + gnoscere,KNOW] 1. the process of knowing in the broadest sense, including perception, memory, and judgment 2. the result of… …   English World dictionary

  • Cognition — In science, cognition refers to mental processes. These processes include attention, remembering, producing and understanding language, solving problems, and making decisions. Cognition is studied in various disciplines such as psychology,… …   Wikipedia

  • Cognition — La cognition est le terme scientifique pour désigner les mécanismes de la pensée. Historiquement, la cognition désignait la capacité de l esprit humain à manipuler des concepts. Mais plus récemment, en sciences cognitives, le mot cognition est… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cognition — cognitional, adj. /kog nish euhn/, n. 1. the act or process of knowing; perception. 2. the product of such a process; something thus known, perceived, etc. 3. knowledge. [1375 1425; late ME cognicioun < L cognition (s. of cognitio), equiv. to… …   Universalium

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