mentation

noun
men·​ta·​tion | \ men-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce mentation (audio) \

Definition of mentation

: mental activity

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For millions of years before the emergence of humans, elephants — like their equally weighty, waterborne counterparts, whales — roamed and conversed along vast corridors of migration and mentation. New York Times, "Zoos Called It a ‘Rescue.’ But Are the Elephants Really Better Off?," 9 July 2019 The rider cracked his helmet and had an altered mentation. Nico Savidge, The Mercury News, "Contra Costa County: Man air-lifted from park after crashing bike into ravine," 29 June 2019 For millions of years before the emergence of humans, elephants — like their equally weighty, waterborne counterparts, whales — roamed and conversed along vast corridors of migration and mentation. New York Times, "Zoos Called It a ‘Rescue.’ But Are the Elephants Really Better Off?," 9 July 2019 The rider cracked his helmet and had an altered mentation. Nico Savidge, The Mercury News, "Contra Costa County: Man air-lifted from park after crashing bike into ravine," 29 June 2019

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First Known Use of mentation

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mentation

Latin ment-, mens + English -ation

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The first known use of mentation was in 1850

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mentation

noun
men·​ta·​tion | \ men-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce mentation (audio) \

Medical Definition of mentation

: mental activity unconscious mentation

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