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From Middle English cognicion, from Latin cognitio (knowledge, perception, a judicial examination, trial), from cognitus, past participle of cognoscere (to know), from co- (together) + *gnoscere, older form of noscere (to know); see know, and compare cognize, cognizance, cognizor, cognosce, connoisseur.

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cognition (countable and uncountable, plural cognitions)

  1. The process of knowing.
  2. (countable) A result of a cognitive process.

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