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English noun: cognizance

1. cognizance (cognition) having knowledge of

SamplesHe had no awareness of his mistakes.
His sudden consciousness of the problem he faced.
Their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive.

Synonymsawareness, cognisance, consciousness, knowingness

Broader (hypernym)knowing

Narrower (hyponym)feel, self-awareness, sense

Attributeaware, cognisant, cognizant, incognizant, unaware


2. cognizance (cognition) range of what one can know or understand

SamplesBeyond my ken.


Broader (hypernym)knowing

3. cognizance (cognition) range or scope of what is perceived

Broader (hypernym)perception

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