cognitive

[ kog-ni-tiv ]
/ ˈkɒg nɪ tɪv /

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We have to be 16 to drive. Why? That's when we're cognitive enough to make good judgments while on the road. At 18, we can watch R-rated movies. So, that means we can deal with complex situations and narratives. This is what "cognitive" is all about.

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adjective

of or relating to cognition; concerned with the act or process of knowing, perceiving, etc. : cognitive development; cognitive functioning.
of or relating to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning, as contrasted with emotional and volitional processes.

Origin of cognitive

1580–90; < Medieval Latin cognitīvus, equivalent to Latin cognit(us) known (see cognition) + -īvus -ive

Related forms

cog·ni·tive·ly, adverbcog·ni·tiv·i·ty, nounnon·cog·ni·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cognitive

cognitive

/ (ˈkɒɡnɪtɪv) /

adjective

of or relating to cognition
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Medicine definitions for cognitive

cognitive

[ kŏgnĭ-tĭv ]

adj.

Of, characterized by, involving, or relating to cognition.
Having a basis in or reducible to empirical factual knowledge.
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