[kog-ni-tiv] /ˈkɒg nɪ tɪv/
of or relating to ; concerned with the act or process of knowing, perceiving, etc. :
cognitive development; cognitive functioning.
of or relating to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning, as contrasted with emotional and volitional processes.
of or relating to cognition
1580s, from Latin cognit-, past participle stem of cognoscere (see cognizance) + -ive. Taken over by psychologists and sociologists after c.1940. Related: Cognitively.
cognitive cog·ni·tive (kŏg’nĭ-tĭv)
- 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.
noun, Psychology. 1. anxiety that results from simultaneously holding contradictory or otherwise incompatible attitudes, beliefs, or the like, as when one likes a person but disapproves strongly of one of his or her habits. noun 1. (psychol) an uncomfortable mental state resulting from conflicting cognitions; usually resolved by changing some of the cognitions n. 1957, […]