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English noun: cogitation

1. cogitation (cognition) a carefully considered thought about something

SamplesHis cogitations were dutifully recorded in his daybook.

Broader (hypernym)idea, thought

2. cogitation (cognition) attentive consideration and meditation

SamplesAfter much cogitation he rejected the offer.


Broader (hypernym)contemplation, musing, reflection, reflexion, rumination, thoughtfulness

Narrower (hyponym)lucubration

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