Definition of cognition noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kɒɡˈnɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//kɑːɡˈnɪʃn//
[uncountable] (psychology)
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the process by which knowledge and understanding is developed in the mind child studies centring on theories of cognition He has done extensive research into theories of human cognition. The connections between cognition and language seem to be similar in all cultures. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin cognitio(-), from cognoscere ‘get to know’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cognition