metacognition

[met-uh-kog-nish-uh n]

noun Psychology.

higher-order thinking that enables understanding, analysis, and control of one’s cognitive processes, especially when engaged in learning.

Nearby words

  1. metachromophil,
  2. metachronous,
  3. metachrosis,
  4. metacinnabar,
  5. metacinnabarite,
  6. metacomet,
  7. metacommunication,
  8. metacomputer,
  9. metacryst,
  10. metadata

Origin of metacognition

First recorded in 1975–80; meta- + cognition

Related formsmet·a·cog·ni·tive [met-uh-kog-ni-tiv] /ˌmɛt əˈkɒg nɪ tɪv/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for meta-cognitive

metacognition

noun

psychol thinking about one's own mental processes
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