• WordNet 3.6
    • n cognation (anthropology) related by blood
    • n cognation line of descent traced through the maternal side of the family
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cognation Participation of the same nature. "A like temper and cognation ."
    • Cognation Relationship by blood; descent from the same original; kindred. "As by our cognation to the body of the first Adam."
    • Cognation (Law) That tie of consanguinity which exists between persons descended from the same mother; -- used in distinction from agnation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cognation Relationship by descent from the same pair, including both the male and the female lines. See agnation.
    • n cognation Affinity by kindred origin.
    • n cognation Affinity of any kind; resemblance in nature or character.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. cognatio,


In literature:

So excellently was it controlled that he awoke next morning with his head full of a different, though a cognate subject.
"Weir of Hermiston an unfinished romance" by Robert Louis Stevenson
She had handbooks about gardening, and others about poultry, and one about 'the stable,' and others on cognate themes.
"And Even Now" by Max Beerbohm
That argument produces all this misery; that and others cognate to it.
"The Small House at Allington" by Anthony Trollope
The only sciences in which the early Chaldaeans can at present be proved to have excelled are the cognate ones of arithmetic and astronomy.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 1. (of 7): Chaldaea" by George Rawlinson
Thus it becomes clear that all living powers are cognate, and that all living forms are fundamentally of one character.
"Lectures and Essays" by Thomas Henry Huxley
Thus it becomes clear that all living powers are cognate, and that all living forms are fundamentally of one character.
"Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews" by Thomas Henry Huxley
Neither coincidences nor borrowed material, however, can be properly regarded as evidence of cognation.
"Indian Linguistic Families Of America, North Of Mexico" by John Wesley Powell
Another instance drawn, not from the practices of fiscal administration, but from legislation on a cognate subject, may be cited.
"Political and Literary essays, 1908-1913" by Evelyn Baring
Religion, then, and cognate enthusiasms were the first breeders of the Free Press.
"The Free Press" by Hilaire Belloc
But the cognate mental member, invention, is most sadly destitute of free and sweeping action.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol III, Issue VI, June, 1863" by Various
In this aspect it is very different from the cognate works of Mr. Spencer.
"What is Darwinism?" by Charles Hodge
Professor Schultens was the first to apply himself to the Hebrew cognate languages, especially to the Arabic.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
The cognate trades of bleaching, dyeing and machine-making have been long carried on.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
He would go beyond the cognate universe, straight into the golden heart of universes beyond.
"The Seventh Noon" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Another subject was discussed of a somewhat cognate character.
"The Headless Horseman" by Mayne Reid
Hear how many cognate ideas present themselves to Shakspeare's mind in expressing the thought.
"A Letter on Shakspere's Authorship of The Two Noble Kinsmen" by William Spalding
I should be more inclined however to derive most of the following from the cognate Sansc.
"The River-Names of Europe" by Robert Ferguson
During the last three months of 1904 public opinion was diverted to the cognate question of the existence of masonic delation in the army.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 7" by Various
Many of the other faults of Dickens are cognate to this.
"The Age of Tennyson" by Hugh Walker
It is, therefore, in origin cognate with "jelly," which came through the Fr.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various

In news:

The words seem almost cognate expressions for the vexations of modern life.

In science:

Easy Schauder estimates, and the discussion in the preceding paragraph, show that we may obtain our estimate (⋆) by studying the cognate question on W (details of this type of argument may be found in [APF]).
Calculation and Estimation of the Poisson kernel
The following definitions are for oriented graphs, and build upon notions defined in Section 2. A proper semipath is a semipath such that neither it nor its cognate is a path.
Graphs of Plural Cuts
The transversal is unique up to cognation; the transversal is either a semipath or its cognate (see Section 2).
Graphs of Plural Cuts
Whereas strict separability leads to electrovac and cognate spacetimes , conformal separability, by allowing an arbitrary overall conformal factor, also admits inflationary solutions [10–12].
Towards a general description of the interior structure of rotating black holes
Also, new quantities must be introduced, along with their theoretical interpretation within QCD: polarized fragmentation functions, transverse momentum distributions and orbital angular momentum, transverse spin distributions and their cognates.
Spin Physics
The closest work is represented by the books Possible and Probable Languages (Newmeyer, 2005) and Language Classification by Numbers (McMahon and McMahon, 2005), but the focus of these books is on automatically discovering phylogenetic trees for languages based on Indo-European cognate sets (Dyen et al., 1992).
A Bayesian Model for Discovering Typological Implications
ArXiv system and its cognates, will continue to gain prominence.
The weakening relationship between the Impact Factor and papers' citations in the digital age
However, once a cognate tRNA is identified, the smaller subunit sends a “green signal” (by a molecular mechanism that remains unclear), the EF-Tu separates out by a process driven by GTP hydrolysis thereby clearing the way for the peptide bond formation.
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines
Moreover, the aa-tRNA selected (erroneously) by the ribosome may not be the correct (cognate) tRNA.
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines
Rejection of such non-cognate and near-cognate tRNAs by the process of kinetic proofreading leads to an alternative branch completion of which ends up in a futile cycle.
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines
All species of tRNAs, depending upon their relative concentration in the solution, compete with each other to bind with the ribosome, but in order to ensure the optimum fidelity, most of the non cognate and some near cognate tRNAs are rejected on the basis of condon-anticodon matching.
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines
This hydrolysis process is followed by some structural rearrangements in ribosome, which result in the release of the non cognate and near cognate tRNAs along with the EF-Tu and GDP molecule.
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines
Translational error can be studied using this protocol if, in addition to cognate aa-tRNAP he , near-cognate aa-tRNALeu is also supplied because the latter is cognate for the codon CUU which codes for Leucine (abbreviated L).
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines
An optical method, based on the labelling of the cognate, near-cognate and non-cognate tRNA molecules with dyes of different colors, has been suggested [138] to test the validity of the expression derived for fdwell (t).
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines
Similarly, the A-domain of the NRPS selects the cognate amino acid and activates it as amino-acyl adenylate. (ii) The transfer of the amino-acid carrier, i.e., aatRNA, to the P site is assisted by the GTP hydrolysis catalyzed by the enzyme EF-Tu.
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines