From Middle English cognicion, from Latin cognitio (knowledge, perception, a judicial examination, trial), from cognitus, past participle of cognoscere (to know), from co- (together) + *gnoscere, older form of noscere (to know).
cognition (countable and uncountable, plural cognitions)
- The process of knowing, of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought and through the senses.
- A result of a cognitive process.
- implicit cognition
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