cognizant

[ kog-nuh-zuhnt, kon-uh- ]
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adjective
  1. having cognizance; aware (usually followed by of): He was cognizant of the difficulty.

  2. having legal cognizance or jurisdiction.

Origin of cognizant

1
First recorded in 1810–20; cogniz(ance) + -ant

synonym study For cognizant

1. See conscious.

Other words from cognizant

  • non·cog·ni·zant, adjective
  • non·cog·ni·zant·ly, adverb
  • pre·cog·ni·zant, adjective
  • un·cog·ni·zant, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for cognizant

cognizant

cognisant

/ (ˈkɒɡnɪzənt, ˈkɒnɪ-) /


adjective
  1. (usually foll by of) aware; having knowledge

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