cogitation


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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
References in classic literature ?
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 a night of grave cogitation he repaired to Kowsoter, the Pierced-nose chief, and unfolded to him the secret workings of his bosom.
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.
Newman readily availed himself of the permission, and, shutting himself up in his little office, remained there, in very serious cogitation, all day.
Well," said Joe, with the same appearance of profound cogitation, "he is not - no, not to deceive you, he is not - my nevvy.
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.
Grewgious, whose head is much longer than mine, and who is a whole night's cogitation in advance of me, is undecided, what must I be
He was in a state of profound cogitation, with his own thoughts, and it was his custom at such times to stew himself slowly, under the impression that that process of cookery was favourable to the melting out of his ideas, which, when he began to simmer, sometimes oozed forth so copiously as to astonish even himself.
After some cogitation he murmured: "There is another way of getting the news to Headquarters.
The result of his cogitation developed the following morning in a proposition he made to Spider and Clayton.
It was with an agitated, burning heart and brain that I hurried homewards, regardless of that scorching noonday sun - forgetful of everything but her I had just left - regretting nothing but her impenetrability, and my own precipitancy and want of tact - fearing nothing but her hateful resolution, and my inability to overcome it - hoping nothing - but halt, - I will not bore you with my conflicting hopes and fears - my serious cogitations and resolves.