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Definition of cognitive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cognitive

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈkɒɡnətɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːɡnətɪv//
 
[usually before noun]
 
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connected with mental processes of understanding a child’s cognitive development cognitive psychology They are studying the links between cognitive and linguistic development in young children. This is both a cognitive and an emotional process. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from medieval Latin cognitivus, from cognit- ‘known’, from the verb cognoscere ‘get to know’.
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