cognitive

[ kog-ni-tiv ]
/ ˈkɒg nɪ tɪv /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. cognatic,
  2. cognation,
  3. cognisance,
  4. cognisant,
  5. cognition,
  6. cognitive behavioural therapy,
  7. cognitive development,
  8. cognitive dissonance,
  9. cognitive ethology,
  10. cognitive impairment

Origin of cognitive

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

Related formscog·ni·tive·ly, adverbcog·ni·tiv·i·ty, nounnon·cog·ni·tive, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for cognitively

cognitive

/ (ˈkɒɡnɪtɪv) /

adjective

of or relating to cognition
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Medicine definitions for cognitively

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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