[ koj-i-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌkɒdʒ ɪˈteɪ ʃən /
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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.
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Origin of cogitation
OTHER WORDS FROM cogitationpre·cog·i·ta·tion, noun
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How to use cogitation in a sentence
For just as I was deep in my cogitations I heard a step, and my father came into sight, looking very hot and tired.Mass' George|George Manville Fenn
And full of such cogitations, the mayor returned to his habitation.Mr. Joseph Hanson, The Haberdasher|Mary Russell Mitford
The result of his cogitations was an early visit to Mrs. Treves next day.Fifty-Two Stories For Girls|Various
Their cogitations on this and other matters were interrupted suddenly, and in a manner which was somewhat alarming.The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley|Bertram Mitford
Minerva was "eddicated," and in her head were cogitations which he could never hope to comprehend.The Code of the Mountains|Charles Neville Buck