Definition of


  1. (noun, cognition) a carefully considered thought about something
  2. (noun, cognition) attentive consideration and meditation

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Synonyms of Cogitation


Alternate forms of Cogitation

Derivations: cogitate

Hyponyms: lucubration

Hypernyms: contemplation, idea, musing, reflection, reflexion, rumination, thought, thoughtfulness

Origin of the word Cogitation

  1. early 13c., from O.Fr. cogitaciun, from L. cogitationem, noun of action from cogitare "to think," apparently from co-agitare, from co- "together" + agitare, here in a sense of "to turn over in the mind." more

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