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Definition of "mental" []

  • Of or relating to the mind; intellectual: mental powers. (adjective)
  • Executed or performed by the mind; existing in the mind: mental images of happy times. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or affected by a disorder of the mind. (adjective)
  • Intended for treatment of people affected with disorders of the mind. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to telepathy or mind reading. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mental" in a sentence
  • "Psychology, even so empirical a psychology as is possible of demonstration in western schools and colleges, evidences the fact that there is a far greater field of mental operation than is covered by the outer, or _mental_ consciousness."
  • "Western Science, while performing a marvelous work in piling up fact after fact to support its newly-discovered theory of Evolution, in a way utterly unknown to the Oriental thinker who seeks after principles by mental concentration -- _within_ rather than without -- while actually proving by physical facts the _mental_ conceptions of the"
  • "They need a positive mental (Int or Wis in this case) which follows the +physical/+mental/- anything format."