[koj-i-tey-shuh n] /ˌkɒdʒ ɪˈteɪ ʃən/
concerted thought or reflection; meditation; contemplation:
After hours of cogitation he came up with a new proposal.
the faculty of thinking:
She was a serious student and had a great power of cogitation.
a thought; design or plan:
to jot down one’s cogitations.
c.1200, “thought, idea, notion,” from Old French cogitacion “thought, consideration, reflection,” from Latin cogitationem (nominative cogitatio), noun of action from past participle stem of cogitare “to think, reflect, consider, turn over in the mind,” apparently from co-agitare, from com- “together” (see co-) + agitare, here in a sense of “to turn over in the mind,” literally “to put in constant motion, drive, impel,” frequentative of agere “to move, drive” (see agitation).
(or “thoughts,” as the Chaldee word in Dan. 7:28 literally means), earnest meditation.
[koj-i-tey-tiv] /ˈkɒdʒ ɪˌteɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. meditating; contemplating: The cogitative faculty distinguishes humans from animals. 2. given to meditation; thoughtful: The leaders sat in cogitative silence. /ˈkɒdʒɪtətɪv/ adjective 1. capable of thinking 2. thoughtful adj. late 15c., from Old French cogitatif (14c.), from Medieval Latin cogitativus, from Latin cogitare (see cogitation).
[koj-i-teyt] /ˈkɒdʒ ɪˌteɪt/ verb (used without object), cogitated, cogitating. 1. to think hard; ponder; meditate: to cogitate about a problem. verb (used with object), cogitated, cogitating. 2. to think about; devise: to cogitate a scheme. /ˈkɒdʒɪˌteɪt/ verb 1. to think deeply about (a problem, possibility, etc); ponder v. late 16c., from Latin cogitatus, past participle […]
noun 1. . noun 1. a locomotive designed for operation on a rack railway.
[kohn-yak, kon-; French kaw-nyak] /ˈkoʊn yæk, ˈkɒn-; French kɔˈnyak/ noun 1. (often initial capital letter) the brandy distilled in and shipped from the legally delimited area surrounding the town of Cognac, in W central France. 2. any French brandy. 3. any good brandy. /ˈkɒnjæk; French kɔɲak/ noun 1. a town in SW France: centre of […]