cogitation

[ koj-i-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌkɒdʒ ɪˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

concerted thought or reflection; meditation; contemplation: After hours of cogitation he came up with a new proposal.
the faculty of thinking: She was a serious student and had a great power of cogitation.
a thought; design or plan: to jot down one's cogitations.

Origin of cogitation

1175–1225; Middle English cogitaciun < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin cōgitātiōn- (stem of cōgitātiō), equivalent to cōgitāt(us) (see cogitate) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

pre·cog·i·ta·tion, noun
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