• WordNet 3.6
    • adj cognizable capable of being known
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cognizable Capable of being known or apprehended; as, cognizable causes.
    • Cognizable Fitted to be a subject of judicial investigation; capable of being judicially heard and determined. "Cognizable both in the ecclesiastical and secular courts."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cognizable Capable of being cognized, known, perceived, or apprehended: as, the causes of many phenomena are not cognizable by the senses.
    • cognizable Capable of being subjected to judicial examination in a court; within the scope of the jurisdiction; capable of being, or liable to be, heard, tried, and determined.
    • cognizable Also spelled cognisable.
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  • Edgar Allan Poe
    “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. connaissable, fr. connaître, to know, L. cognoscere,. See Cognition


In literature:

The royal maiden, hearing the ominous tramp, is cognizant of an unwonted thrill and a sensation unfelt before.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol III, Issue VI, June, 1863" by Various
It is undignified to take any cognizance of them.
"The Man Who Rocked the Earth" by Arthur Train
The affairs of Ireland were not a little embarrassed by the conduct of the trustees appointed to take cognizance of the forfeited estates.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
And even yet he did not seem really cognizant of the enormity of his offence.
"Golden Stories" by Various
His resemblances are usually such as are cognizable by the senses; a likeness in the sensible qualities of things.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, January 1844" by Various
Yet the general justice of his article will hardly be denied now by any one who is fully cognizant of the facts.
"James Fenimore Cooper" by Thomas R. Lounsbury
There was to be resistance, and he could comprehend that, for his bump of combativeness took cognizance of the suggestion.
"Now or Never" by Oliver Optic
Bish took cognizance of the question, if not the questioner.
"Four-Day Planet" by Henry Beam Piper
The time has come when this great nation should take national cognizance of this problem.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)" by W. Grant Hague, M.D.
The Frenchman did not betray any cognizance of it.
"One Wonderful Night" by Louis Tracy

In poetry:

For each one flower, perchance,
Blooms as his cognizance:
The snowdrop chill,
The violet unbeholden,
For some: for you the golden
"A Child's Battles" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Sometime between the moment I am provided with a research grant and the moment I'm dead, I'd like to investigate why and how music impacts thinking and cognizance.
There's an explanation for why we are so cognizant of the first wine that changed our lives--our first wine "a-ha" moment (which was also the subject of a recent Wine Spectator video ).
Cognizant 3Q net income beats estimates.
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation Stock Buy Recommendation Reiterated (CTSH).
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH): Today's Featured Technology Winner.
Mike Green must be ' cognizant ' of groin injury.
Is Cognizant Technology Solutions a great company, or what.
What the Invensys/ Cognizant Agreement Means.
Control ME, Nancy Bartels talks with Steve Young of Invensys and Charlie Kaprelian of Cognizant about what the implications of the new business agreement between these two companies for the companies and their customers.
The big problem, I think, from my perspective is that people should always be cognizant of the due-process implications.
I lost cognizance, concentration and focus.
Be cognizant of broad, fundamental changes that abound in law practice .
Although the show is carefully choreographed, Gillis is cognizant of the need for spontaneity for the thrill of the unexpected, even for those who've seen the show several times.
Fsadni, Senior Manager at Cognizant Technology Solutions.
If Hurricane Sandy damaged your home or property, knowing there is support in the way of FEMA funding can provide some reassurance, but while the federal agency is set up to help, they're cognizant of the scammers out there.

In science:

Harnad, S. 2005. “To Cognize is to Categorize: Cognition is Categorization,” in Handbook of Categorization, Claire Lefebvre, Henri Cohen (eds), Elsevier.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
Cryptographic protocols: Cryptographic algorithms are necessitated to convert plaintext into ciphertext and vice versa . The convertion of plaintext into ciphertext makes it impossible for an attacker to possess plaintext from a ciphertext without cognizing a key.
Grid Information Security Functional Requirement - Fulfilling Information Security of a Smart Grid System
There are arguments one can make that the answer to all of these is “no ”, and, indeed, some are made in the manuscript, because the authors are cognizant of these questions.
Discussion on "Techniques for Massive-Data Machine Learning in Astronomy" by A. Gray
From Fig. 1 one can realize that, although the fission cross-sections of light nuclei production with mass A > 20 are small, they are cognizable from the mass distribution of binary fission fragments.
Fragments formation in proton-induced fission at 660 MeV of 238-U
One should be cognizant, however, that this may be too naive an assumption.
Theory Summary of the Electroweak Session for Moriond 2005