[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)
noun 1. Psychology. a mental picture of one’s physical or spatial environment. noun 1. (psychol) a mental map of one’s environment
noun 1. the branch of psychology studying the mental processes involved in perception, learning, memory, and reasoning. noun 1. the psychological study of higher mental processes, including thinking and perception
- Cognitive radio
noun 1. a radio that can automatically alter frequency, power, modulation, etc, according to where it is located
noun 1. a form of therapy for depression in which the goal is to diminish symptoms by correcting distorted thinking based on negative self-perceptions and expectations. noun 1. (psychol) a form of psychotherapy in which the patient is encouraged to change the way he sees the world and himself: used particularly to treat depression cognitive […]