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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 psychology
Translations of “cognitive”
in Spanish Cognitivo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 感知的, 認知的, 認識力的…
in Russian познавательный…
in Turkish anlama, kavrama, öğrenmeye ilişkin…
in Chinese (Simplified) 感知的, 认知的, 认识力的…
in Polish kognitywny, poznawczy…
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