Excogitation - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˌeksˌkɒdʒɪˈteɪʃən|
Brit.  |ˌeksˌkɒdʒɪˈteɪʃən|

noun

- thinking something out with care in order to achieve complete understanding of it
- the creation of something in the mind (syn: conception, design, innovation, invention)

Examples

...she's a master at excogitating reasons not to do her assigned work...

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