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mentation

[men-tey-shuh n]
noun
  1. mental activity.
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Origin of mentation

1840–50; < Latin ment- (stem of mēns) mind + -ation
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Examples from the Web for mentation

Historical Examples

  • In this field of mentation the activities of memory have their seat.

    Memory

    William Walker Atkinson

  • A moment's reflection will give you instances of Mentation among the plants.

    Dynamic Thought

    William Walker Atkinson

  • All of you admit that there is "Life" there—but about Mentation, well, let us see!

    Dynamic Thought

    William Walker Atkinson

  • We shall adopt the word "Appetency" to designate the Mentation in plant-life.

    Dynamic Thought

    William Walker Atkinson

  • The Power is raised to a higher Plane of Mentation, but is fully operative.

    Dynamic Thought

    William Walker Atkinson


British Dictionary definitions for mentation

mentation

noun
  1. the process or result of mental activity
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Word Origin and History for mentation

n.

"mental function," 1850, from Latin ment- "mind" (see mental) + -ation.

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