|1.||the mental act or process by which knowledge is acquired, including perception, intuition, and reasoning|
|2.||the knowledge that results from such an act or process|
|[C15: from Latin cognitiō, from cognōscere from co- (intensive) + nōscere to learn; see |
cognition cog·ni·tion (kŏg-nĭsh'ən)
The mental faculty of knowing, which includes perceiving, recognizing, conceiving, judging, reasoning, and imagining.
|cognition (kŏg-nĭsh'ən) Pronunciation Key
The mental process of knowing, including awareness, perception, reasoning, and judgment.