1. thinking something out with care in order to achieve complete understanding of it
Derivationally related forms: ↑excogitate
Hypernyms: ↑thinking, ↑thought, ↑thought process, ↑cerebration, ↑intellection, ↑mentation
2. the creation of something in the mind
Syn: ↑invention, ↑innovation, ↑conception, ↑design
Derivationally related forms: ↑design (for: ↑design), ↑conceive (for: ↑conception), ↑excogitate, ↑innovational (for: ↑innovation), ↑invent (for: ↑invention)
Hypernyms: ↑creativity, ↑creativeness, ↑creative thinking
Hyponyms: ↑concoction, ↑contrivance

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  • Excogitation — Ex*cog i*ta tion, n. [L. excogitatio: cf. F. excogitation.] The act of excogitating; a devising in the thoughts; invention; contrivance. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • excogitation — index contemplation, deliberation, idea, reflection (thought) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • excogitation — noun see excogitate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • excogitation — See excogitate. * * * …   Universalium

  • excogitation — (èk sko ji ta sion) s. f. Effort de réflexion, de combinaison. •   On peut juger de la rage de l oncle [Vaudemont] et des nièces, d une pareille issue de tant d habiles excogitations, SAINT SIMON 178, 133.    Peu usité. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • excogitation — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The act or process of thinking: brainwork, cerebration, cogitation, contemplation, deliberation, meditation, reflection, rumination, speculation, thought. See THOUGHTS …   English dictionary for students

  • excogitation — n. thinking something out carefully as to achieve complete comprehension of it; conception, invention …   English contemporary dictionary

  • excogitation — ex·cog·i·ta·tion …   English syllables

  • excogitaţie — EXCOGITÁŢIE, excogitaţii, s.f. (livr.) Efort de gândire. – Din fr. excogitation, lat. excogitatio. Trimis de ionel bufu, 16.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  excogitáţie s. f. (sil. ţi e), art. excogitáţia (sil. ţi a), g. d. art. excogitáţiei; …   Dicționar Român

  • thought — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Mental activity Nouns 1. thought, thoughtfulness; reflection, cogitation, consideration, meditation, study, lucubration, speculation, deliberation, pondering; head work, brainwork; cerebration; deep… …   English dictionary for students

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