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cognitive

cog·ni·tive

cognitive

 
 
pronunciation:
kag n tihv
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: adv., cognitively
definition: of, pertaining to, or involving the use of the mind for acquiring knowledge and processing thought.
Thinking and memorizing are cognitive tasks.
Word Parts
The word cognitive contains the following parts:
cogn, cognit, gnor Latin root that means know, knowledge
synonyms:
gnos, gnosis, gnom, -gnomy
 
-ive, -ative Latin adjective-forming suffix that means tending to, connected with, or performing
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The suffix -ive , -ative turns Latinate verb bases into adjectives. Many adjectives ending in -ive , -ative have corresponding noun forms ending in -ity (objective , objectivity) or -ion (effusive , effusion).