Definitions for cognitiveˈkɒg nɪ tɪv
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cog•ni•tiveˈkɒg nɪ tɪv(adj.)
of or pertaining to cognition.
of or pertaining to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning, as contrasted with emotional and volitional processes.
Origin of cognitive:
1580–90; < ML
of or being or relating to or involving cognition
"cognitive psychology"; "cognitive style"
The part of mental functions that deals with logic, as opposed to affective which deals with emotions.
Origin: From cognitus, perfect passive participle of cognosco + adjective suffix -ivus.
knowing, or apprehending by the understanding; as, cognitive power
Of or being or relating to or involving cognition.
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