from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, characterized by, involving, or relating to cognition: "Thinking in terms of dualisms is common in our cognitive culture” ( Key Reporter).
- adj. Having a basis in or reducible to empirical factual knowledge.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. The part of mental functions that deals with logic, as opposed to affective which deals with emotions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Knowing, or apprehending by the understanding.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of cognition; learning; knowing.
- Pertaining to cognition: as, the cognitive faculties.
- n. In grammar, a particular form of a root word, expressing recognition or knowledge.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or being or relating to or involving cognition
From Latin cognitus, perfect passive participle of cognosco ("I know") + adjective suffix -ivus. (Wiktionary)