[kog-nish-uh n] /kɒgˈnɪʃ ən/
the act or process of knowing; perception.
the product of such a process; something thus known, perceived, etc.
the mental act or process by which knowledge is acquired, including perception, intuition, and reasoning
the knowledge that results from such an act or process
mid-15c., “ability to comprehend,” from Latin cognitionem (nominative cognitio) “a getting to know, acquaintance, knowledge,” noun of action from past participle stem of cognoscere (see cognizance).
cognition cog·ni·tion (kŏg-nĭsh’ən)
The mental faculty of knowing, which includes perceiving, recognizing, conceiving, judging, reasoning, and imagining.
The mental process of knowing, including awareness, perception, reasoning, and judgment.
[kog-ni-tiv] /ˈkɒg nɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. of or relating to ; concerned with the act or process of knowing, perceiving, etc. : cognitive development; cognitive functioning. 2. of or relating to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning, as contrasted with emotional and volitional processes. /ˈkɒɡnɪtɪv/ adjective 1. of or relating to cognition […]
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
noun 1. a form of therapy in which, having learnt to understand their anxiety, patients attempt to overcome their usual behavioural responses to it
- Cognitive architecture
architecture A computer architecure involving non-deterministic, multiple inference processes, as found in neural networks. Cognitive architectures model the human brain and contrast with single processor computers. The term might also refer to software architectures, e.g. fuzzy logic. [Origin? Better definition? Reference?] (1995-11-29)
noun 1. the process of acquiring intelligence and increasingly advanced thought and problem-solving ability from infancy to adulthood. cognitive development [(kog-nuh-tiv)] The growth of a person’s ability to learn.