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 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]


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  • mental arithmetic — UK US noun [uncountable] calculations that you do in your mind, without writing them down Thesaurus: general words relating to mathematics and geometryhyponym to calculate or countsynonym * * * ˌmental aˈrithmetic [mental arithmetic] …   Useful english dictionary

  • mental arithmetic — mental a rithmetic n [U] the act of adding numbers together, multiplying them etc in your mind, without writing them down ▪ I did a quick bit of mental arithmetic …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mental arithmetic — mental a rithmetic noun uncount calculations that you do in your mind, without writing them down …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mental arithmetic — noun (U) the act of adding numbers together, multiplying them etc in your mind, without writing them down …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mental arithmetic — UK / US noun [uncountable] calculations that you do in your mind, without writing them down …   English dictionary

  • mental arithmetic —   Helu na au …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Mental calculation — comprises arithmetical calculations using only the human brain, with no help from calculators, computers, or pen and paper. People use mental calculation when computing tools are not available, when it is faster than other means of calculation… …   Wikipedia

  • mental — mental1 [ment′ l] adj. [ME < MFr < LL mentalis < L mens (gen. mentis), MIND] 1. of or for the mind or intellect [mental powers, mental aids] 2. done by, or carried on in, the mind (i.e., without using written symbols) [mental arithmetic] …   English World dictionary

  • 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 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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