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1 a carefully considered thought about something; "his cogitations were dutifully recorded in his daybook"
2 attentive consideration and meditation; "after much cogitation he rejected the offer" [syn: study]

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From cogitare, to think


IPA: /kɒdʒ.ɪ.ˈteɪʃ.ən/


  1. The process of cogitating; thought, deliberation or meditation
  2. A carefully considered thought


  • 1848 Basil Montagu - The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: With a Life of the Author by Basil Montagu - Page 212
    Aristotle saith well, "Words are the images of cogitations, and letters are the images of words"

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