meta cognitive

metacognition

[met-uh-kog-nish-uhn]
noun Psychology.
higher-order thinking that enables understanding, analysis, and control of one’s cognitive processes, especially when engaged in learning.

Origin:
1975–80; meta- + cognition

metacognitive [met-uh-kog-ni-tiv] , adjective
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metacognition (ˌmɛtəkɒɡˈnɪʃən)
 
n
psychol thinking about one's own mental processes

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