Definition of Mental ability
1. Noun. The power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior.
Generic synonyms: Ability, Power
Specialized synonyms: Prescience, Prevision
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Literary usage of Mental ability
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1. Social Change with Respect to Culture and Original Nature by William Fielding Ogburn (1922)
"s INVENTIONS, mental ability AND CULTURE The addition of cultural forms that accumulate is the result of invention and discovery. ..."
2. The Intelligence of School Children: How Children Differ in Ability, the Use by Lewis Madison Terman (1919)
"Class sectioning according to mental ability. When the school system is very small, or when other conditions prevent the formation of a special class for ..."
3. The Intelligence of School Children: How Children Differ in Ability, the Use by Lewis Madison Terman (1919)
"Class sectioning according to mental ability. L-Wlien the school system is very small, or when other conditions prevent the formation of a special class for ..."
4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"Besides the statistical information regarding age, sex, parentage, etc., the teachers were also requested to group the children as to their mental ability ..."
5. Heredity in Relation to Eugenics by Charles Benedict Davenport (1911)
"GENERAL mental ability The general mental ability of a person is a vague ... General mental ability, like stature and weight, undergoes a progressive ..."
6. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1901)
"Under the conditions of the investigation, and with the children that were tested, there is a general inverse relation between motor and mental ability; ..."
7. Educational Method by National education association of the United States Dept. of supervisors and directors of instruction (1922)
"There is still another purpose for comparing the mental ability of groups and that is to discover the "overlapping" in mental ability between successive ..."