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cognitive

[kog-ni-tiv]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to cognition; concerned with the act or process of knowing, perceiving, etc. : cognitive development; cognitive functioning.
  2. of or relating to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning, as contrasted with emotional and volitional processes.
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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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  • Word-processing is cognitively a different effort from writing with a pen or typewriter.

  • Or (we may proceed) do you hold that a past object is cognitively apprehensible, as begetting cognition?

  • That alone is absolutely and indubitably present; therefore, it alone is cognitively certain.

    Creative Intelligence

    John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen


British Dictionary definitions for cognitively

cognitive

adjective
  1. of or relating to cognition
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Word Origin and History for cognitively

cognitive

adv.

1580s, from Latin cognit-, past participle stem of cognoscere (see cognizance) + -ive. Taken over by psychologists and sociologists after c.1940. Related: Cognitively.

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cognitively in Medicine

cognitive

(kŏgnĭ-tĭv)
adj.
  1. Of, characterized by, involving, or relating to cognition.
  2. Having a basis in or reducible to empirical factual knowledge.
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