ETYM Latin cognitio, from cognoscere, cognitum, to become acquainted with, to know; co- + noscere, gnoscere, to get a knowledge of. Related to Know.
The psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning; SYN. knowledge.
Mental act of perceiving; knowledge.
In psychology, a general term covering the functions involved in synthesizing information—for example, perception (seeing, hearing, and so on), attention, memory, and reasoning.