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COGNIZANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cognizance mean? 

COGNIZANCE (noun)
  The noun COGNIZANCE has 3 senses:

1. having knowledge of
2. range of what one can know or understand
3. range or scope of what is perceived

  Familiarity information: COGNIZANCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COGNIZANCE (noun)


Sense 1cognizance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having knowledge of

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

awareness; cognisance; cognizance; knowingness; consciousness

Context examples:

he had no awareness of his mistakes / his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced / their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive

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

knowing (a clear and certain mental apprehension)

Attribute:

aware; cognisant; cognizant ((sometimes followed by 'of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception)

incognizant; unaware ((often followed by 'of') not aware)

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

self-awareness (awareness of your own individuality)

feel (an intuitive awareness)

sense (a general conscious awareness)

Antonym:

incognizance (a lack of knowledge or recognition)


Sense 2cognizance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Range of what one can know or understand

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

ken; cognizance

Context example:

beyond my ken

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

knowing (a clear and certain mental apprehension)


Sense 3cognizance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Range or scope of what is perceived

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

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

perception (knowledge gained by perceiving)


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