- the act or process of knowing; perception.
- the product of such a process; something thus known, perceived, etc.
Origin of cognition
Related Words for cognitioninsight, notice, perception, observance, knowledge, apprehension, intelligence, regard, attention, mind, comprehension, discernment, note, acknowledgment, recognition, cognizance, need, reasoning, awareness, observation
Examples from the Web for cognition
Contemporary Examples of cognition
Exercise improves not only physical fitness and health, but also mood and cognition.Magical Gardens for the Blind, Deaf, and Disabled
October 22, 2014
Thinking and cognition can be inhibited, with executive function demonstrating particularly notable challenges.Study Says Half of Jailed NYC Teens Have History of Brain Injury
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad
April 22, 2014
Here are the four things cognizant people should know about the decade when computers mastered our cognition.The Decade Google Made You Stupid
December 13, 2009
Historical Examples of cognition
The source of cognition lies in the mind of each human being.The Civilization of Illiteracy
It is man's original fault to direct his cognition to the transitory.
Man is to raise him from the dead with his cognition, which is of divine nature.
Is it the ultimate, or is it only the penultimate, datum of cognition?
This is the coupling of two things—a sensation and a cognition.The Mind and the Brain
- the mental act or process by which knowledge is acquired, including perception, intuition, and reasoning
- the knowledge that results from such an act or process
Word Origin for cognition
mid-15c., "ability to comprehend," from Latin cognitionem (nominative cognitio) "a getting to know, acquaintance, knowledge," noun of action from past participle stem of cognoscere (see cognizance).
- The mental faculty of knowing, which includes perceiving, recognizing, conceiving, judging, reasoning, and imagining.
- The mental process of knowing, including awareness, perception, reasoning, and judgment.