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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.

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Origin of cognitive

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

OTHER WORDS FROM cognitive

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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Medical 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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