excogitation

excogitate

[eks-koj-i-teyt]
verb (used with object), excogitated, excogitating.
1.
to think out; devise; invent.
2.
to study intently and carefully in order to grasp or comprehend fully.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin excōgitātus past participle of excōgitāre. to devise, invent, think out. See ex-1, cogitate

excogitable [eks-koj-i-tuh-buhl] , adjective
excogitation, noun
excogitative, adjective
excogitator, noun
unexcogitable, adjective
unexcogitated, adjective
unexcogitative, adjective
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excogitate (ɛksˈkɒdʒɪˌteɪt)
 
vb
1.  to devise, invent, or contrive
2.  to think out in detail
 
[C16: from Latin excōgitāre, from cōgitāre to ponder, cogitate]
 
ex'cogitable
 
adj
 
excogi'tation
 
n
 
ex'cogitative
 
adj
 
ex'cogitator
 
n

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