Definition of cogitation in English:

cogitation

noun

  • [mass noun] The action of thinking deeply about something; contemplation.

    ‘Sorry, did I interrupt your cogitation?’
    • ‘The public mind - though in a sense a fiction to describe the individual cogitation of three hundred million individuals - is a powerful reality.’
    • ‘I'll do some cogitation and some preparation and some meditation also, and see if I can't come up with my own top five guilty pleasure songs.’
    • ‘More important, though, were his continued and inspired cogitations on the confederation's beleaguered finances.’
    • ‘What or how do animals think, if they think, and if they do not, then what shapes do their cogitations take?’
    • ‘All of his mental power was concentrated in the depths of cogitation, with little to spare for the superficies of observation.’
    thought, thinking, contemplation, consideration, mulling over, meditation, study, deliberation, pondering, reflection, rumination, musing, speculation, brooding, agonizing, worrying, puzzling
    cerebration
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Pronunciation:

cogitation

/kɒdʒɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n/