Definition of Mental

1. Adjective. Involving the mind or an intellectual process. "Free from mental defects"




2. Adjective. Of or relating to the mind. "Mental hygiene"
Derivative terms: Mentality, Mentality
Partainyms: Mind

3. Adjective. Of or relating to the chin- or liplike structure in insects and certain mollusks.
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Partainyms: Mentum

4. Adjective. Of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw.
Exact synonyms: Genial
Partainyms: Chin, Mentum

5. Adjective. Affected by a disorder of the mind. "Mental illness"
Similar to: Unhealthy

Definition of Mental

1. a. Of or pertaining to the chin; genian; as, the mental nerve; the mental region.

2. n. A plate or scale covering the mentum or chin of a fish or reptile.

3. a. Of or pertaining to the mind; intellectual; as, mental faculties; mental operations, conditions, or exercise.

Definition of Mental

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the mind or an intellectual process. ¹

2. Adjective. (colloquial comparable) Insane, mad, crazy. ¹

3. Adjective. (colloquial UK comparable) Enjoyable; fun. ¹

4. Adjective. (anatomy) Of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw, genial. ¹

5. Adjective. (biology) Of or relating to the chin-like or lip-like structure. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mental

1. pertaining to the mind [adj] : MENTALLY [adv]

Medical Definition of Mental

1. 1. Pertaining to the mind, psychic. 2. Pertaining to the chin. Origin: L. Mens = mind, L. Mentum = chin This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mental

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mensuralism
mensuralist
mensurate
mensurated
mensurates
mensurating
mensuration
mensurational
mensurations
menswear
menswears
ment
menta
mentagra
mental (current term)
mental aberration
mental ability
mental abnormality
mental age
mental ages
mental agraphia
mental anguish
mental apparatus
mental asylum
mental attitude
mental balance
mental block
mental branches of mental nerve

Literary usage of Mental

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The most notable achievements may be summarized under the captions mental development and mental evolution. In both fields of genetic description, ..."

2. Educational Psychology by Edward Lee Thorndike (1914)
"Also there has been so little study of the factors in, and conditions of, the temporary diminution of a mental function exercising with inadequate rests, ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"Atlan 115:300-6 Mr '15 Mensuration Bee also Metric system mental association. See Association of Ideas mental culture. See Discipline, mental mental ..."

4. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"See Discipline, mental mental diseases Classification of mental diseases in New ... Am Statis Assn 15: 502-10 Mr '17 Uniform statistics of mental diseases. ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"mental FATIGUE. THE purpose of this article is to give a preliminary report of some experiments on mental fatigue made by the writer. ..."

6. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1920)
"THE LOGIC OF THE NORMAL LAW OF ERROR IN mental MEASUREMENT By EDWIN G. BORING, Clark University No amount of practically successful " mental measurement ..."

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