Posted by: retarigan | November 14, 2015

Word Dictionary [141115]


Word of the day: cognition
Definition: n. Philos. knowing, perceiving, or conceiving as an act or faculty distinct from emotion and volition.
Synonyms: knowledge, noesis
Etymology: L cognitio (as CO-, gnoscere gnit- apprehend) (more…)

pronunciation: kɔɡˈnɪʃən

from Oxford: cognition

n.
1 Philos. knowing, perceiving, or conceiving as an act or faculty distinct from emotion and volition.
2 a result of this; a perception, sensation, notion, or intuition.
Derivatives: cognitional adj.  cognitive adj.
Etymology: L cognitio (as CO-, gnoscere gnit- apprehend)

from Wordnet: cognition

n : the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning [syn: knowledge, noesis]

Quote of the day: A picture is a poem without words. by Horace

Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange

Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange

Birthday of the day: Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange; Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange (Dutch: Maurits van Nassau) (14 November 1567, Dillenburg – 23 April 1625) was sovereign Prince of Orange from 1618, on the death of his eldest half brother, Philip William, Prince of Orange, (1554–1618). Maurice was stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands from earliest 1585 until his death in 1625.

Joke of the day: Q. How many programmers does it take to change a light bulb? A. None. That’s a hardware issue.

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