precogitation

cogitation

[koj-i-tey-shuhn]
noun
1.
concerted thought or reflection; meditation; contemplation: After hours of cogitation he came up with a new proposal.
2.
the faculty of thinking: She was a serious student and had a great power of cogitation.
3.
a thought; design or plan: to jot down one's cogitations.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English cogitaciun < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin cōgitātiōn- (stem of cōgitātiō), equivalent to cōgitāt(us) (see cogitate) + -iōn- -ion

precogitation, noun
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cogitation
early 13c., from O.Fr. cogitaciun, from L. cogitationem, noun of action from cogitare "to think," apparently from co-agitare, from co- "together" + agitare, here in a sense of "to turn over in the mind."
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