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cogitative

[koj-i-tey-tiv] /ˈkɒdʒ ɪˌteɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
meditating; contemplating:
The cogitative faculty distinguishes humans from animals.
2.
given to meditation; thoughtful:
The leaders sat in cogitative silence.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin cōgitātīvus, equivalent to cōgitāt(us) (see cogitate) + -īvus -ive
Related forms
cogitatively, adverb
cogitativeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for cogitativeness
cogitative
from O.Fr. cogitatif (14c.), from M.L. cogitativus, from L. cogitare (see cogitation).
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