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cognizance

 
Noun cognizance has 3 senses
  1. awareness, consciousness, cognizance, cognisance, knowingness - having knowledge of; "he had no awareness of his mistakes"; "his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced"; "their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive"
    --1 is a kind of knowing
    --1 has particulars: self-awareness; feel; sense
    Derived form: verb cognize1
  2. cognizance, ken - range of what one can know or understand; "beyond my ken"
    --2 is a kind of knowing
  3. cognizance - range or scope of what is perceived
    --3 is a kind of
    perception
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