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COGITATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cogitation mean? 

COGITATION (noun)
  The noun COGITATION has 2 senses:

1. a carefully considered thought about something
2. attentive consideration and meditation

  Familiarity information: COGITATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COGITATION (noun)


Sense 1cogitation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A carefully considered thought about something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

his cogitations were dutifully recorded in his daybook

Hypernyms ("cogitation" is a kind of...):

idea; thought (the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about)


Sense 2cogitation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attentive consideration and meditation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

cogitation; study

Context example:

after much cogitation he rejected the offer

Hypernyms ("cogitation" is a kind of...):

contemplation; musing; reflection; reflexion; rumination; thoughtfulness (a calm lengthy intent consideration)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cogitation"):

lucubration (laborious cogitation)


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