[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)
/ˌnɒnˈkɒɡnɪtɪˌvɪzəm/ noun 1. (philosophy) the semantic meta-ethical thesis that moral judgments do not express facts and so do not have a truth value, thus excluding both naturalism and non-naturalism See emotivism, prescriptivism
[kog-nuh-zuh-buh l, kon-uh-, kog-nahy-] /ˈkɒg nə zə bəl, ˈkɒn ə-, kɒgˈnaɪ-/ adjective 1. capable of being perceived or known. 2. being within the jurisdiction of a court. /ˈkɒɡnɪzəbəl; ˈkɒnɪ-/ adjective 1. perceptible 2. (law) susceptible to the jurisdiction of a court adj. 1670s, “capable of being known,” also “liable to be tried in a given […]
[kog-nuh-zuh ns, kon-uh-] /ˈkɒg nə zəns, ˈkɒn ə-/ noun 1. awareness, realization, or knowledge; notice; perception: The guests took cognizance of the snide remark. 2. Law. 3. the range or scope of knowledge, observation, etc.: Such understanding is beyond his cognizance. 4. Heraldry. a device by which a person or a person’s servants or property […]
[kog-nuh-zuh nt, kon-uh-] /ˈkɒg nə zənt, ˈkɒn ə-/ adjective 1. having ; aware (usually followed by of): He was cognizant of the difficulty. 2. having legal cognizance or jurisdiction. /ˈkɒɡnɪzənt; ˈkɒnɪ-/ adjective 1. (usually foll by of) aware; having knowledge adj. 1820, back-formation from cognizance.