cognizant

[ kog-nuh-zuh nt, kon-uh- ]
/ ˈkɒg nə zənt, ˈkɒn ə- /

adjective

having cognizance; aware (usually followed by of): He was cognizant of the difficulty.
having legal cognizance or jurisdiction.

Origin of cognizant

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

OTHER WORDS FROM cognizant

non·cog·ni·zant, adjectivenon·cog·ni·zant·ly, adverbpre·cog·ni·zant, adjectiveun·cog·ni·zant, adjective

synonym study for cognizant

1. See conscious.
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British Dictionary definitions for cognizant

cognizant

cognisant

/ (ˈkɒɡnɪzənt, ˈkɒnɪ-) /

adjective

(usually foll by of) aware; having knowledge
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