mentation

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

Definition of mentation

: mental activity

Examples of mentation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scientists don’t actually know why humans experience sleep mentation, a fancy name for dreaming. Washington Post, 22 Aug. 2021 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, 9 July 2019 The rider cracked his helmet and had an altered mentation. Nico Savidge, The Mercury News, 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, 9 July 2019 The rider cracked his helmet and had an altered mentation. Nico Savidge, The Mercury News, 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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3 Sep 2021

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“Mentation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mentation. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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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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