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Daemon
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cogitation

(noun) Thoughtful consideration; meditation.

Synonyms: study

Usage: After much cogitation he rejected the offer, deciding instead to pursue his dream of becoming an artist.
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cogitation (n.)
c. 1200, "thought, idea, notion," from Old French cogitacion "thought, consideration, reflection," from Latin cogitationem (nominative cogitatio), noun of action from past participle stem of cogitare "to think, reflect, consider, turn over in the mind," apparently from co-agitare, from com- "together" + agitare, here in a sense of "to turn over in the mind," literally "to put in constant motion, drive, impel," frequentative of agere "to move, drive" (from PIE root *ag- "to drive, draw out or forth, move").
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Cogitation is meditation or deep thinking. Big decisions should be made after cogitation. If people bug you while you’re thinking, impress them by telling them to wait until you’re done with your cogitation. When you’re done, you might shout, “Eureka!”
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This word — like the similar cognitive — has to do with thinking. Cogitation is an example of thinking, especially deep thinking. If someone is trying hard to remember something, they are deep in cogitation. Most people find cogitation easier in a quiet place, like a library. Engaging in cogitation is the opposite of acting rashly without thinking. If you like to ponder or mull things over, you enjoy cogitation. Cogitation means something similar to reflection and consideration.

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cogitation
Definition: (noun) Thoughtful consideration; meditation.
Synonyms: study
Usage: After much cogitation he rejected the offer, deciding instead to pursue his dream of becoming an artist.
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cogitation
Definition: (noun) Thoughtful consideration; meditation.
Synonyms: study
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