Definition of mention
(Entry 1 of 2)
1 : the act or an instance of citing or calling attention to someone or something especially in a casual or incidental manner There was hardly a mention of the plan's possible dangers.
2 : formal citation (see citation sense 3) for outstanding achievement The journalist received special mention for her reportage on the recent advances in cancer research.
Definition of mention (Entry 2 of 2)
: to make mention of : refer to also : to cite for outstanding achievement
not to mention
: not even yet counting or considering : and notably in addition a proposal that's risky and expensive, not to mention unethical
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