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mentation

[men-tey-shuh n] /mɛnˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
mental activity.
Origin of mentation
1840-1850
1840-50; < Latin ment- (stem of mēns) mind + -ation
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  • No proof, therefore, that some dreams are slow can show that this mentation in others is not extremely rapid.

  • In this field of mentation the activities of memory have their seat.

    Memory William Walker Atkinson
  • The Power is raised to a higher Plane of mentation, but is fully operative.

    Dynamic Thought William Walker Atkinson
  • All of you admit that there is "Life" there—but about mentation, well, let us see!

    Dynamic Thought William Walker Atkinson
  • One of the most valuable of the many great thoughts evolved by Spencer was on the "Art of mentation," or brain-building.

  • A moment's reflection will give you instances of mentation among the plants.

    Dynamic Thought William Walker Atkinson
  • Then comes the stupor, when all ideas disappear and mentation is reduced or absent.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
  • We shall adopt the word "Appetency" to designate the mentation in plant-life.

    Dynamic Thought William Walker Atkinson
  • It is now regarded as belonging to the great subconscious field of mentation, and its explanation must be sought there.

    Your Mind and How to Use It William Walker Atkinson
  • There are degrees of mentation—intelligence, if you prefer—just as there are degrees of temperature.

    Little Fuzzy Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for mentation

mentation

/mɛnˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the process or result of mental activity
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Word Origin and History for mentation
n.

"mental function," 1850, from Latin ment- "mind" (see mental) + -ation.

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