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Noun: cognizance  kóg-ni-zun(t)s
  1. Having knowledge of
    - awareness, consciousness, cognisance [Brit], knowingness
     
  2. Range of what one can know or understand
    "beyond my cognizance";
    - ken, cognisance [Brit]
     
  3. Range or scope of what is perceived
    - cognisance [Brit]

Derived forms: cognizances

See also: aware, cognisant [Brit], cognizant, incognisant [Brit], incognizant, unaware

Type of: knowing, perception

Antonym: incognizance

Encyclopedia: Cognizance