mental
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin mentalis, from Latin ment-, mens mind — more at mind Date: 15th century 1. a. of or relating to the mind; specifically of or relating to the total emotional and intellectual response of an individual to external reality <
mental health
>
b. of or relating to intellectual as contrasted with emotional activity c. of, relating to, or being intellectual as contrasted with overt physical activity d. occurring or experienced in the mind ; inner <
mental anguish
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e. relating to the mind, its activity, or its products as an object of study ; ideological f. relating to spirit or idea as opposed to matter 2. a. (1) of, relating to, or affected by a psychiatric disorder <
a mental patient
>
<
mental illness
>
(2) mentally disordered ; mad, crazy b. intended for the care or treatment of persons affected by psychiatric disorders <
mental hospitals
>
3. of or relating to telepathic or mind-reading powers • mentally adverb II. adjective Etymology: Latin mentum chin — more at mouth Date: circa 1727 of or relating to the chin ; genial

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  • mental — mental …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • 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

  • mental — mental, intellectual, psychic, intelligent, cerebral can mean of, relating to, or characteristic of that sum total of powers or functions called variously mind, intellect, soul, psyche, or brain (compare MIND 2). In general mental applies… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • mental — (Del b. lat. mentālis). adj. Perteneciente o relativo a la mente. ☛ V. cacao mental, deficiencia mental, diarrea mental, edad mental, empanada mental, enajenación mental, enano mental, oración mental, reserva mental, restricción mental, trastorno …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • mental — adjetivo 1. De la mente: cálculo mental, actividad mental. empanada* mental. enajenación* mental. enfermedad mental. perturbación mental. reserva* mental. retrasado* mental. trastorno mental …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 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 — Adj geistig erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. mental, dieses aus ml. mentalis, zu l. mēns ( ntis) Sinn, Denkart, Verstand, Geist . Abstraktum: Mentalität.    Ebenso nndl. mentaal, ne. mental, nfrz. mental, nschw.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • mental — mental, ale 1. (man tal, ta l ) adj. 1°   Qui se fait dans l esprit. •   Il suppose que l esprit fait des propositions mentales dans lesquelles il joint ou sépare les idées sans l intervention des mots, CONDILLAC Conn. hum. IV, 2.    L oraison… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • mental — MENTÁL, Ă, adj. v. mintal. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  mentál adj. m., pl. mentáli; f. sg. mentálă, pl. mentále …   Dicționar Român

  • Mental — Mental, a word referring to aspects of, or things related to, the mind; or in anatomy, the skull, e.g. the mental foramen, can also mean: a slang, pejorative term used to describe people who act like lunatics, which is itself an outdated term for …   Wikipedia

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