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…)
from Oxford: cognition
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
Birthday of the day: Emperor Go-Kōgon; Emperor Go-Kōgon (後光厳天皇 Go-Kōgon-tennō) (March 23, 1338 – March 12, 1374) was the 4th of the Ashikaga Pretenders during the Period of the Northern and Southern Courts. According to pre-Meiji scholars, his reign spanned the years from 1352 through 1371.
Joke of the day: Q. How many programmers does it take to change a light bulb? A. None. That’s a hardware issue.
Thought of the day: An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
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