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Which is the correct spelling: cognizant or cognisant?

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closed as general reference by Gnawme, Will Hunting, Mahnax, Hugo, tenfour Mar 22 '12 at 10:56

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My dictionary says cognisant is chiefly British and that cognizant is recognized as the correct spelling. – Jim Mar 22 '12 at 4:32

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