Definitions for cognitiveˈkɒg nɪ tɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cog•ni•tiveˈkɒg nɪ tɪv(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to cognition.

    Category: Psychology

  2. of or pertaining to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning, as contrasted with emotional and volitional processes.

    Category: Psychology

Origin of cognitive:

1580–90; < ML


Princeton's WordNet

  1. cognitive(adj)

    of or being or relating to or involving cognition

    "cognitive psychology"; "cognitive style"


  1. cognitive(Adjective)

    The part of mental functions that deals with logic, as opposed to affective which deals with emotions.

  2. Origin: From cognitus, perfect passive participle of cognosco + adjective suffix -ivus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cognitive(adj)

    knowing, or apprehending by the understanding; as, cognitive power


  1. Cognitive

    Of or being or relating to or involving cognition.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cognitive' in Adjectives Frequency: #916


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