cogitation


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Related to cogitation: meditate upon

cog·i·ta·tion

 (kŏj′ĭ-tā′shən)
n.
1. Thoughtful consideration; meditation.
2. A serious thought; a carefully considered reflection.

cog•i•ta•tion

(ˌkɒdʒ ɪˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. an act of reflection or meditation; contemplation.
2. the faculty of thinking.
3. a thought, scheme, or plan.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin]

cogitation

1. the act of meditation or contemplation.
2. the faculty of thinking.
3. a thought; a design or plan. — cogitator, n.cogitative, adj.
See also: Thinking
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cogitation - a carefully considered thought about something; "his cogitations were dutifully recorded in his daybook"
idea, thought - the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
2.cogitation - attentive consideration and meditation; "after much cogitation he rejected the offer"
lucubration - laborious cogitation
musing, reflection, rumination, thoughtfulness, contemplation, reflexion - a calm, lengthy, intent consideration

cogitation

noun
Translations
تَفْكير، ، تأمُّـل طَويل
přemýšleníúvaha
grundig overvejelse
íhugun
düşünme

cogitation

[ˌkɒdʒɪˈteɪʃən] Nmeditación f, reflexión f

cogitation

[ˌkɒdʒɪˈteɪʃən] nréflexion f

cogitation

nNachdenken nt

cogitation

[ˌkɒdʒɪˈteɪʃn] n (frm) → meditazione f

cogitate

(ˈkodʒiteit) verb
to think carefully.
ˌcogiˈtation noun
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She stopt to blush and laugh at her own relapse, and then resumed a more serious, more dispiriting cogitation upon what had been, and might be, and must be.
After some cogitation, accompanied with an intent look at his patron, Mr.
Well," said Joe, with the same appearance of profound cogitation, "he is not - no, not to deceive you, he is not - my nevvy.
Here matter new to gaze the Devil met Undazl'd, farr and wide his eye commands, For sight no obstacle found here, nor shade, But all Sun-shine, as when his Beams at Noon Culminate from th' AEQUATOR, as they now Shot upward still direct, whence no way round Shadow from body opaque can fall, and the Aire, No where so cleer, sharp'nd his visual ray To objects distant farr, whereby he soon Saw within kenn a glorious Angel stand, The same whom JOHN saw also in the Sun: His back was turnd, but not his brightness hid; Of beaming sunnie Raies, a golden tiar Circl'd his Head, nor less his Locks behind Illustrious on his Shoulders fledge with wings Lay waving round; on som great charge imploy'd Hee seemd, or fixt in cogitation deep.
This flapper is likewise employed diligently to attend his master in his walks, and upon occasion to give him a soft flap on his eyes; because he is always so wrapped up in cogitation, that he is in manifest danger of falling down every precipice, and bouncing his head against every post; and in the streets, of justling others, or being justled himself into the kennel.
After a night of grave cogitation he repaired to Kowsoter, the Pierced-nose chief, and unfolded to him the secret workings of his bosom.
After some cogitation he murmured: "There is another way of getting the news to Headquarters.
And he walked away up the dark avenue towards the house, his hands clasped behind him and his big head bent in cogitation.
Well, sir," replied George, after a little cogitation, "I am equally obliged to you, but tobacco being against the rules, I can't say that there is.
It was the Colonel who finally solved the problem, which had cost him much perplexed cogitation.
This appears to me true of his novels, which, with their vast variety of character and incident, are alike in their single endeavor to get the persons living before you, both in their action and in the peculiarly dramatic interpretation of their emotion and cogitation.
His earnest cogitation was rudely interrupted by a thunderous roar from the opening above him.