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metacognition

[met-uh-kog-nish-uh n] /ˌmɛt ə kɒgˈnɪʃ ən/
noun, Psychology.
1.
higher-order thinking that enables understanding, analysis, and control of one’s cognitive processes, especially when engaged in learning.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80; meta- + cognition
Related forms
metacognitive [met-uh-kog-ni-tiv] /ˌmɛt əˈkɒg nɪ tɪv/ (Show IPA), adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for metacognition

metacognition

/ˌmɛtəkɒɡˈnɪʃən/
noun
1.
(psychol) thinking about one's own mental processes
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Contemporary definitions for metacognition
noun

awareness and understanding one's thinking and cognitive processes; thinking about thinking

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