cognizant

[kog-nuh-zuh nt, kon-uh-]

Origin of cognizant

First recorded in 1810–20; cogniz(ance) + -ant
Related formsnon·cog·ni·zant, adjectivenon·cog·ni·zant·ly, adverbpre·cog·ni·zant, adjectiveun·cog·ni·zant, adjective

Synonym study

1. See conscious.
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British Dictionary definitions for pre-cognizant

cognizant

cognisant

adjective
  1. (usually foll by of) aware; having knowledge
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Word Origin and History for pre-cognizant

cognizant

adj.

1820, back-formation from cognizance.

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