cognitive

[kog-ni-tiv]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the act or process of knowing, perceiving, remembering, etc.; of or relating to cognition: cognitive development; cognitive functioning.
2.
of or pertaining to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning, as contrasted with emotional and volitional processes.

Origin:
1580–90; < Medieval Latin cognitīvus, equivalent to Latin cognit(us) known (see cognition) + -īvus -ive

cognitively, adverb
cognitivity, noun
noncognitive, adjective
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cognitive (ˈkɒɡnɪtɪv)
 
adj
of or relating to cognition

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cognitive
1580s, from L. cognit-, pp. stem of cognoscere (see cognizance). Taken over by psychologists and sociologists after c.1940. Related: Cognitively (1880).
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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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Example sentences
Participants were asked to rate how frequently they engaged in cognitively
  stimulating activities.
Cognitively advanced, whales have powers of acoustic processing, communication
  and social intelligence.
Others were socially adept but were unprepared cognitively.
Besides my obsession with sandwiches there is something else going on here,
  cognitively speaking.
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