mentation


mentation
mentation (n.) "mental function," 1850, from L. ment- "mind" (see MENTAL (Cf. mental)) + -ATION (Cf. -ation).

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  • mentation — men*ta tion (m[e^]n*t[=a] sh[u^]n), n. the process of thinking (especially thinking carefully); mental activity. Syn: thinking, thought, cerebration, intellection. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mentation — index reflection (thought) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • mentation — [men tā′shən] n. [< L mens (gen. mentis), MIND + ATION] mental functioning; activity of the mind …   English World dictionary

  • mentation — The process of reasoning and thinking. * * * men·ta·tion men tā shən n mental activity <unconscious mentation> * * * men·ta·tion (men taґshən) mental activity …   Medical dictionary

  • mentation — noun Etymology: Latin ment , mens + English ation Date: 1850 mental activity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mentation — /men tay sheuhn/, n. mental activity. [1840 50; < L ment (s. of mens) MIND + ATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • mentation — noun Mental activity. The process of thinking …   Wiktionary

  • mentation — noun technical mental activity. Origin C19: from L. mens, ment mind + ation …   English new terms dictionary

  • mentation — men·ta·tion …   English syllables

  • mentation — men•ta•tion [[t]mɛnˈteɪ ʃən[/t]] n. psl mental activity • Etymology: 1840–50; < L ment (s. of mēns) mind+ ation …   From formal English to slang


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