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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cognition mean? 

  The noun COGNITION has 1 sense:

1. the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning

  Familiarity information: COGNITION used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1cognition [BACK TO TOP]


The psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning

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Nouns with no superordinates


cognition; knowledge; noesis

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

psychological feature (a feature of the mental life of a living organism)

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

brain; head; mind; nous; psyche (that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason)

history (all that is remembered of the past as preserved in writing; a body of knowledge)

information (knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction)

cognitive content; content; mental object (the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned)

structure (the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations)

perception (knowledge gained by perceiving)

process; unconscious process (a mental process that you are not directly aware of)

cognitive operation; cognitive process; mental process; operation; process ((psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents)

equivalent (a person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc)

cognitive factor (something immaterial (as a circumstance or influence) that contributes to producing a result)

practice (knowledge of how something is usually done)

lexicon; mental lexicon; vocabulary (a language user's knowledge of words)

lexis (all of the words in a language; all word forms having meaning or grammatical function)

inability (lack of ability (especially mental ability) to do something)

ability; power (possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done)

episteme (the body of ideas that determine the knowledge that is intellectually certain at any particular time)

general knowledge; public knowledge (knowledge that is available to anyone)

place (an abstract mental location)

attitude; mental attitude (a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways)

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