excogitation

Definitions of excogitation
  1. noun
    thinking something out with care in order to achieve complete understanding of it
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    type of:
    cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought, thought process
    the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
  2. noun
    the creation of something in the mind
    synonyms: conception, design, innovation, invention
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    types:
    concoction
    the invention of a scheme or story to suit some purpose
    contrivance
    the faculty of contriving; inventive skill
    type of:
    creative thinking, creativeness, creativity
    the ability to create
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