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mental

adjective men·tal \ ˈmen-tᵊl \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of mental

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
  • mental acuity
c : of, relating to, or being intellectual as contrasted with overt physical activity
  • made quick mental calculations
d : occurring or experienced in the mind : inner
  • mental anguish
  • a mental breakdown
e : relating to the mind, its activity, or its products as an object of study : ideological
  • mental science
f : relating to spirit or idea as opposed to matter
  • the distinction between physical things and mental ideas
  • —J. W. Yolton
2 a (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 Shute
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
  • mental telepathy

mentally

play \ˈmen-tᵊl-ē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of mental

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

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mental

adjective

Definition of mental

: of or relating to the chin : genial

Origin and Etymology of mental

Latin mentum chin — more at mouth — see 1mental


MENTAL Defined for Kids

mental

adjective men·tal \ ˈmen-tᵊl \

Definition of mental for Students

1 : of or relating to the mind
  • mental abilities
  • mental illness
2 : done in the mind
  • mental arithmetic
3 : intended for the care of persons affected by a disorder of the mind
  • a mental hospital

mentally

adverb

Medical Dictionary

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mental

adjective men·tal \ ˈment-ᵊl \

medical Definition of mental

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
b : of or relating to intellectual as contrasted with emotional activity
2 a : of, relating to, or affected by a psychiatric disorder
  • a mental patient
b : intended for the care or treatment of persons affected by psychiatric disorders
  • mental hospitals

mentally

play \-ᵊl-ē\ adverb

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mental

adjective

medical Definition of mental

: of or relating to the chin : genial


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