Mental alienation
Mental Men"tal, a. [F., fr. L. mentalis, fr. mens, mentis, the mind; akin to E. mind. See {Mind}.] Of or pertaining to the mind; intellectual; as, mental faculties; mental operations, conditions, or exercise. [1913 Webster]

What a mental power This eye shoots forth! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Mental alienation}, insanity.

{Mental arithmetic}, the art or practice of solving arithmetical problems by mental processes, unassisted by written figures. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Alienation — Al ien*a tion, n. [F. ali[ e]nation, L. alienatio, fr. alienare, fr. alienare. See {Alienate}.] 1. The act of alienating, or the state of being alienated. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) A transfer of title, or a legal conveyance of property to another.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mental — Men tal, a. [F., fr. L. mentalis, fr. mens, mentis, the mind; akin to E. mind. See {Mind}.] Of or pertaining to the mind; intellectual; as, mental faculties; mental operations, conditions, or exercise. [1913 Webster] What a mental power This eye… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mental arithmetic — Mental Men tal, a. [F., fr. L. mentalis, fr. mens, mentis, the mind; akin to E. mind. See {Mind}.] Of or pertaining to the mind; intellectual; as, mental faculties; mental operations, conditions, or exercise. [1913 Webster] What a mental power… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alienation — A condition characterized by lack of meaningful relationships with others, sometimes resulting in depersonalization and estrangement from others. [L. alieno, pp. atus, to make strange] * * * alien·ation .ā lē ə nā shən, .āl yə n 1) a withdrawing… …   Medical dictionary

  • ALIÉNATION — Le mot «aliénation» est, aujourd’hui, en langue française, un mot malade. Il souffre de cette affection que certains lexicologues appellent «surcharge sémantique»: à force de signifier trop, il risque de ne plus rien signifier du tout. La… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • mental — mental, ale, aux [ mɑ̃tal, o ] adj. • mentel 1371; bas lat. mentalis, de mens, mentis « esprit » 1 ♦ Qui se fait dans l esprit seulement, sans expression orale ou écrite. Opérations mentales. Calcul mental. Lecture mentale. Restriction mentale. 2 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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