[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.


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