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adjective men·tal \ˈmen-təl\

Definition of mental

  1. 1a :  of or relating to the mind; specifically :  of or relating to the total emotional and intellectual response of an individual to external reality mental healthb :  of or relating to intellectual as contrasted with emotional activity mental acuityc :  of, relating to, or being intellectual as contrasted with overt physical activity made quick mental calculationsd :  occurring or experienced in the mind :  inner mental anguish a mental breakdowne :  relating to the mind, its activity, or its products as an object of study :  ideological mental sciencef :  relating to spirit or idea as opposed to matter the distinction between physical things and mental ideas — J. W. Yolton

  2. 2a (1) :  of, relating to, or affected by a psychiatric disorder a mental patient (2) :  mentally disordered :  mad, crazy was going a bit mental from old age — Nevil Shuteb :  intended for the care or treatment of persons affected by psychiatric disorders mental hospitals

  3. 3 :  of or relating to telepathic or mind-reading powers mental telepathy

mentally

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Origin and Etymology of mental

Middle English, from Late Latin mentalis, from Latin ment-, mens mind — more at mind


First Known Use: 15th century


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adjective men·tal

Definition of mental

  1. :  of or relating to the chin :  genial

Origin and Etymology of mental

Latin mentum chin — more at mouthsee 1mental


First Known Use: circa 1727



MENTAL Defined for Kids

mental

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adjective men·tal \ˈmen-təl\

Definition of mental for Students

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the mind mental abilities mental illness

  2. 2 :  done in the mind mental arithmetic

  3. 3 :  intended for the care of persons affected by a disorder of the mind a mental hospital

mentally

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Medical Dictionary

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adjective men·tal \ˈment-əl\

Medical Definition of mental

  1. 1a:  of or relating to the mind; specifically :  of or relating to the total emotional and intellectual response of an individual to external realityb:  of or relating to intellectual as contrasted with emotional activity

  2. 2a:  of, relating to, or affected by a psychiatric disorder a mental patientb:  intended for the care or treatment of persons affected by psychiatric disorders mental hospitals

mentally

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adjective men·tal

Medical Definition of mental

  1. :  of or relating to the chin :  genial



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