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EtymologyEdit

cognizance +‎ -ant, or from Old French conoissant, present participle of conoistre (know), under the influence of its Latin etymon cognōscentem, accusative singular present participle of cōgnōscō (learn, be acquainted with).

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: 'kŏgnǐzənt, 'kŏnĭəzənt, IPA(key): /ˈkɒɡnɪzənt/, /ˈkɒnɪzənt/
  • Hyphenation: cog‧ni‧zant

AdjectiveEdit

cognizant (comparative more cognizant, superlative most cognizant)

  1. Aware; fully informed; having understanding of a fact
    The defendant is cognizant that this is a serious charge.

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