Pronunciation: (koj"i-tā'shun), [key]
1. concerted thought or reflection; meditation; contemplation: After hours of cogitation he came up with a new proposal.
2. the faculty of thinking: She was a serious student and had a great power of cogitation.
3. a thought; design or plan: to jot down one's cogitations.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.