cognitive Definition

relating to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning.

Using cognitive: Examples

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    Cognitive development is an important aspect of early childhood.

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    The study focuses on cognitive abilities in aging adults.

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    The patient's cognitive function has improved after treatment.

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    Cognitive psychology explores how people think, perceive, and remember.

cognitive Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for cognitive

Phrases with cognitive

  • a psychological state of discomfort when a person holds two or more contradictory beliefs or values


    She experienced cognitive dissonance when she realized her actions did not align with her beliefs.

  • a decline in cognitive function, including memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and problem-solving


    The patient's cognitive impairment was caused by a brain injury.

  • cognitive load

    the amount of mental effort required to complete a task


    Reducing cognitive load can improve learning and retention.


Summary: cognitive in Brief

The term 'cognitive' [ˈkɒɡnɪtɪv] refers to mental processes such as perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning. It is often used in the context of cognitive development, cognitive psychology, and cognitive function. 'Cognitive' extends into phrases like 'cognitive dissonance,' denoting a psychological state of discomfort, and 'cognitive load,' referring to the amount of mental effort required for a task.

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