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 (kŏn′yə-shĕn′tē, kŏg′nə-)
n. pl. co·gno·scen·ti (-tē)
A person with superior, usually specialized knowledge or highly refined taste; a connoisseur.

[Obsolete Italian, from Latin cognōscēns, cognōscent-, present participle of cognōscere, to know; see cognition.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cognoscente - an expert able to appreciate a fieldcognoscente - an expert able to appreciate a field; especially in the fine arts
authority - an expert whose views are taken as definitive; "he is an authority on corporate law"
aesthete, esthete - one who professes great sensitivity to the beauty of art and nature
wine lover - a connoisseur of fine wines; a grape nut
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n pl <cognoscenti> → Kenner m
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Na secao 1 e apresentado um breve balanco acerca do conhecimento ambiental; na secao 2 sao apresentadas algumas notas sobre os limites dos fundamentos, no que se referem ao conhecimento cientifico; na secao 3 sao explicitados os principais elementos constituintes dos contornos do campo ambiental; na secao 4 sao explicitadas as principais caracteristicas do sujeito cognoscente para o novo campo e, finalmente, na secao 5 sao explicitadas as contribuicoes da sociologia ambiental para os processos de constituicao e consolidacao do campo emergente.
"People who are not cognoscente of these issues are certainly going to be scrambling for solutions later."
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