[kog-nuh-zuh ns, kon-uh-] /ˈkɒg nə zəns, ˈkɒn ə-/
awareness, realization, or knowledge; notice; perception:
The guests took cognizance of the snide remark.
the range or scope of knowledge, observation, etc.:
Such understanding is beyond his cognizance.
Heraldry. a device by which a person or a person’s servants or property can be recognized; badge.
take cognizance of, to take notice of; acknowledge, esp officially
the range or scope of knowledge or perception
(heraldry) a distinguishing badge or bearing
alternative spelling of cognizance (q.v.); also see -ize.
mid-14c., from Anglo-French conysance “recognition,” later, “knowledge,” from Old French conoissance “acquaintance, recognition; knowledge, wisdom” (Modern French connaissance), from past participle of conoistre “to know,” from Latin cognoscere “to get to know, recognize,” from com- “together” (see co-) + gnoscere “to know” (see notice (n.)). The -g- was restored in English spelling 15c. and has gradually affected the pronunciation, which was always “con-.” The old pronunciation lingered longest in legal use.
[kog-nuh-zuh nt, ‐suh nt, kon-uh‐] /ˈkɒg nə zənt, ‐sənt, ˈkɒn ə‐/ adjective 1. a frequent misspelling of . adj. alternative spelling of cognizant (q.v.); also see -ize.
[kog-nahyz] /ˈkɒg naɪz/ verb (used with object), cognized, cognizing. 1. to perceive; become conscious of; know. /ˈkɒɡnaɪz; kɒɡˈnaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to perceive, become aware of, or know v. 1650s, back-formation from cognizance. Related: Cognized; cognizing.
company A French software company specialising in artificial intelligence. (1995-01-04)
[kog-nish-uh n] /kɒgˈnɪʃ ən/ noun 1. the act or process of knowing; perception. 2. the product of such a process; something thus known, perceived, etc. 3. . /kɒɡˈnɪʃən/ noun 1. the mental act or process by which knowledge is acquired, including perception, intuition, and reasoning 2. the knowledge that results from such an act or […]