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Definition of "cognition" []

  • The mental process of knowing, including aspects such as awareness, perception, reasoning, and judgment. (noun)
  • That which comes to be known, as through perception, reasoning, or intuition; knowledge. (noun)
  • The mental act or process by which knowledge is acquired, including perception, intuition, and reasoning (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The knowledge that results from such an act or process (noun)

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Use "cognition" in a sentence
  • "This is consistent with Wikipedia's definition: "The term cognition Latin: cognoscere, "to know", "to conceptualize" or "to recognize" refers to a faculty for the processing of information, applying knowledge, and changing preferences.""
  • "It should, however, be noted that there are similar difficulties in defining the term cognition Holyoak and Gordon 1984, p. 62, and, of course, rationality."
  • "If there were any categories where blacks did better as a group, I think it would come down to comparability (i. e that cognition is not directly comparable because of different statistical strengths and weaknesses)."