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Noun: cogitation  ,kó-ji'tey-shun
  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";
    - study

Derived forms: cogitations

Type of: contemplation, idea, musing, reflection, reflexion [Brit], rumination, thought, thoughtfulness

Encyclopedia: Cogitation