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cognitive

[kog-ni-tiv] /ˈkɒg nɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
of or relating to cognition; concerned with the act or process of knowing, perceiving, etc. :
cognitive development; cognitive functioning.
2.
of or relating to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning, as contrasted with emotional and volitional processes.
Origin of cognitive
1580-1590
1580-90; < Medieval Latin cognitīvus, equivalent to Latin cognit(us) known (see cognition) + -īvus -ive
Related forms
cognitively, adverb
cognitivity, noun
noncognitive, adjective
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  • Or (we may proceed) do you hold that a past object is cognitively apprehensible, as begetting cognition?

    The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha Madhava Acharya
  • That alone is absolutely and indubitably present; therefore, it alone is cognitively certain.

    Creative Intelligence John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
  • Word-processing is cognitively a different effort from writing with a pen or typewriter.

British Dictionary definitions for cognitively

cognitive

/ˈkɒɡnɪtɪv/
adjective
1.
of or relating to cognition
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Word Origin and History for cognitively

cognitive

adv.

1580s, from Latin cognit-, past participle stem of cognoscere (see cognizance) + -ive. Taken over by psychologists and sociologists after c.1940. Related: Cognitively.

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cognitively in Medicine

cognitive cog·ni·tive (kŏg'nĭ-tĭv)
adj.

  1. Of, characterized by, involving, or relating to cognition.

  2. Having a basis in or reducible to empirical factual knowledge.

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