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metacognition

[ met-uh-kog-nish-uhn ]
/ ˌmɛt ə kɒgˈnɪʃ ən /
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noun Psychology.
higher-order thinking that enables understanding, analysis, and control of one’s cognitive processes, especially when engaged in learning.
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Origin of metacognition

First recorded in 1975–80; meta- + cognition

OTHER WORDS FROM metacognition

met·a·cog·ni·tive [met-uh-kog-ni-tiv], /ˌmɛt əˈkɒg nɪ tɪv/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for metacognition

metacognition
/ (ˌmɛtəkɒɡˈnɪʃən) /

noun
psychol thinking about one's own mental processes
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