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Such being the nature of mental life, the business of psychology is primarily to describe in detail the various forms which attention or conation assumes upon the different levels of that life.
Samuel Alexander

Meaning of "mental" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MENTAL

From Late Latin mentālis, from Latin mēns mind.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MENTAL

mental  [ˈmɛntəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MENTAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mental is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES MENTAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of mental in the English dictionary

The first definition of mental in the dictionary is of or involving the mind or an intellectual process. Other definition of mental is occurring only in the mind. Mental is also affected by mental illness.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MENTAL


detrimental
ˌdɛtrɪˈmɛntəl
documental
ˌdɒkjʊˈmɛntəl
elemental
ˌɛlɪˈmɛntəl
experimental
ɪkˌspɛrɪˈmɛntəl
fundamental
ˌfʌndəˈmɛntəl
governmental
ˌɡʌvənˈmɛntəl
incremental
ˌɪnkrɪˈmɛntəl
instrumental
ˌɪnstrəˈmɛntəl
intergovernmental
ˌɪntəˌɡʌvəˈmɛntəl
judgemental
dʒʌdʒˈmɛntəl
judgmental
dʒʌdʒˈmɛntəl
monumental
ˌmɒnjʊˈmɛntəl
ornamental
ˌɔːnəˈmɛntəl
regimental
ˌrɛdʒɪˈmɛntəl
rudimental
ˌruːdɪˈmɛntəl
sacramental
ˌsækrəˈmɛntəl
segmental
sɛɡˈmɛntəl
sentimental
ˌsɛntɪˈmɛntəl
supplemental
ˌsʌplɪˈmɛntəl
temperamental
ˌtɛmpərəˈmɛntəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MENTAL

menswear
mental age
mental arithmetic
mental block
mental cruelty
mental defective
mental deficiency
mental disability
mental disorder
mental handicap
mental healer
mental healing
mental health
mental health care
mental home
mental illness
mental impairment
mental lexicon
mental reservation
mental retardation

WORDS THAT END LIKE MENTAL

accidental
car rental
coincidental
Continental
dental
departmental
developmental
Emmental
environmental
horizontal
incidental
intercontinental
occidental
oriental
parental
placental
rental
thiopental
transcendental
transcontinental
video rental

Synonyms and antonyms of mental in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MENTAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «mental» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of mental

Translation of «mental» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MENTAL

Find out the translation of mental to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mental from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «mental» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

精神的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mental
570 millions of speakers

English

mental
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मानसिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عَقْلِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

умственный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mental
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মানসিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mental
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mental
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

geistig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

精神の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정신적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mental
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuộc về tinh thần
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மன
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वेडा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zihinsel
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mentale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

umysłowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

розумовий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mintal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διανοητικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geestelike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mental
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mental
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mental

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MENTAL»

The term «mental» is very widely used and occupies the 3.823 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MENTAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «mental» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «mental» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mental

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10 QUOTES WITH «MENTAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word mental.
1
Samuel Alexander
Mental life is indeed practical through and through. It begins in practice and it ends in practice.
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Samuel Alexander
Such being the nature of mental life, the business of psychology is primarily to describe in detail the various forms which attention or conation assumes upon the different levels of that life.
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Steve Allen
I used to be a heavy gambler. But now I just make mental bets. That's how I lost my mind.
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Namie Amuro
If I can't get a mental image from the song, I won't sing it.
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William Baldwin
In terms of instilling the values of mental toughness and work ethic, discipline is the gift that keeps on giving.
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Fan Bingbing
Awards are not the only markers of success; I don't judge myself just based on them. I believe that each cinema-goer has his own mental trophies.
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David Blunkett
Children whose parents return to study do much better at school. Offenders who persist with studies are much less likely to reoffend. The national mental health strategy recognises the important role adult learning can play for people recovering from mental illness.
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Cameron van der Burgh
I think the mental victory is worth it as much as a gold medal.
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David D. Burns
The first principle of cognitive therapy is that all your moods are created by your 'cognitions,' or thoughts. A cognition refers to the way you look at things - your perceptions, mental attitudes, and beliefs. It includes the way you interpret things - what you say. about something or someone to yourself.
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David D. Burns
One of the most interesting things about the cognitive theory is the idea that anger and interpersonal conflict ultimately result from a mental con. In other words, you're telling yourself things that aren't entirely true when you're fighting with someone.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MENTAL»

Discover the use of mental in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mental and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Risk Communication: A Mental Models Approach
This book explains how to develop more effective risk communications using the Carnegie Mellon mental-model approach.
Millett Granger Morgan, 2002
2
Public Mental Health
Public Mental Health provides a comprehensive introduction and reference for the public health approach to mental and behavioral disorders, and to promotion of mental health.
William W. Eaton, 2012
3
Human Mental Workload
The purpose of this volume is to look at the developments and changes that have occurred in the area of mental workload and its assessment since the NATO symposium was held in 1979.
N. Meshkati, P.A. Hancock, 2011
4
Mental Training for Peak Performance: Top Athletes Reveal ...
Features suggestions and mind exercises to help athletes in many sports, including cycling, golf, running, swimming, tennis, and weightlifting.
Steven Ungerleider, 2005
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Mental Toughness: The Mindset Behind Sporting Achievement
This second edition has been updated to include new material on the characterisation, conceptualisation, measurement, and development of mental toughness.
Michael Sheard, 2012
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Mental Toughness in Sport: Developments in Theory and Research
This book brings together the world's leading researchers and practitioners working on mental toughness to discuss this vital ingredient of performance excellence in sport, to survey the latest research and to present cutting-edge ...
Daniel Gucciardi, Sandy Gordon, 2011
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Perinatal Mental Health: A Clinical Guide
This book is arranged in themed parts that represent key aspects of facili.
Professor Colin R. Martin, 2012
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A History of Mental Health Nursing
Psychiatric nursing is traced, in this book, from the role of keeper to mental-health nurse.
Peter Nolan, 2000
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Mental Models in Discourse Processing and Reasoning
Theoretical claims about the properties of mental models were discussed and their tenability evaluated against the empirical evidence. The volume is divided into three parts.
G. Rickheit, C. Habel, 1999
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The Severe and Persistent Mental Illness Progress Notes Planner
This guide is organized around 31 behaviorally based issues, from employment problems and family conflicts, to financial needs and homelessness, to intimate relationship conflicts and social anxiety.
Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr., David J. Berghuis, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MENTAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mental is used in the context of the following news items.
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Suicide rate for middle-age men with mental health issues up 73 …
Suicides among middle-aged men with mental health issues have soared by 73% since 2006, which may be attributed to a combination of ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Becoming aware of mental illness: Pa. law requires training for …
He said the incident drove home the need for his bill requiring mental health awareness training for police and district judges. Amid the state ... «Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jul 15»
3
What's the difference between 'mental illness' and 'serious mental
The Administration building at the old Pennsylvania State Hospital, April 15, 2015. A mental hospital starting in the 1850s it housed patients ... «PennLive.com, Jul 15»
4
Workers Bring Mental Health Care, Medication To Homeless In Miami
A partnership between advocates for the homeless and a health center is helping mentally ill people living on the streets of Miami access the ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
5
GBI pushes for mental health training for GA officers | www.wsbtv.com
The GBI is holding classes to educate every officer on how to deal with people in mental distress. Channel 2's Justin Farmer attended one ... «WSB Atlanta, Jul 15»
6
Social Media Is Changing How College Students Deal With Mental
Paired with the increasing dependence on social media, these factors leave students susceptible to mental health complications, some experts ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
7
Mental Illness in Youth behind Bars Disproportionately High
According to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, a high number of incarcerated children have serious mental health issues. «GoodTherapy.org, Jul 15»
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How easy is it for people of color to get mental health treatment in …
New Orleans City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell, who is one of the sponsors of a July 21, 2015, panel discussion about mental illness in New ... «NOLA.com, Jul 15»
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Be mindful of mental health statistics | Letters | Life and style | The …
Be mindful of mental health statistics. A man meditating. 'Mindfulness is essentially about the self-regulation of our emotions – learning how to ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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SA man who killed parents to be held in mental institution for life …
A South Australian man who killed his parents last year should be detained for life in a mental institution, the Supreme Court has ruled. Michael ... «9news.com.au, Jul 15»

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