- meditating; contemplating: The cogitative faculty distinguishes humans from animals.
- given to meditation; thoughtful: The leaders sat in cogitative silence.
Origin of cogitative
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Examples from the Web for cogitative
Both were self-taught, but one was intensely active, the other cogitative.
Mr. Rooper walked back to the tavern in a cogitative state of mind.A Chosen Few
Frank R. Stockton
The antithesis would be better expressed in many cases, by the words objective and mental, or objective and cogitative.
The discriminate procedure, manifestable by the instruments of knowledge, is called the cogitative.The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha
The practical intellect is again divided into the cogitative and the technological.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
- capable of thinking
Word Origin and History for cogitative
late 15c., from Old French cogitatif (14c.), from Medieval Latin cogitativus, from Latin cogitare (see cogitation).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper