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cognitive

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈkɒɡ.nɪ.tɪv/ us    /ˈkɑːɡ.nɪ.t̬ɪv/ specialized
connected with thinking or conscious mental processes: Some of her cognitive functions have been impaired. cognitive behaviour/development cognitive psychologyScience of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personalityMind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysis
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