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Meaning of "mental block" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MENTAL BLOCK

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MENTAL BLOCK

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Mental block is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MENTAL BLOCK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Mental block

A mental block is either a repression of painful thoughts, or an inability to continue a train of thought, like in the case of writer's block. A similar phenomenon occurs when one cannot solve a problem in mathematics which one would normally consider simple. In the case of writer's block, many find it helpful to take a break and revisit their topic. Another tactic that is used when people with mental blocks are learning new information is repetition. Mental blocks can be caused by physical disabilities or simply a lack of focus. Mental blocks are also often used to describe a temporary inability to recall a name or other information. Mental blocks can happen from lack of sleep. The loss of three nights rest before a polygraph, is often a tactic used to beat a polygraph, however, this technique will cause a surge of emotional energy that could leave one feeling emotionally overwhelmed. The result will be a lack of focus to re-call memories.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MENTAL BLOCK

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mental arithmetic
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mental illness
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mental reservation
mental retardation
mental strain

WORDS THAT END LIKE MENTAL BLOCK

a chip off the old block
apartment block
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cellblock
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clock
cylinder block
engine block
mounting-block
nerve block
on the block
roadblock
snatch block
starting block
stumbling block
sun block
superblock
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wood block
writer´s block

Synonyms and antonyms of mental block in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «mental block» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MENTAL BLOCK

Find out the translation of mental block to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mental block 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 block» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

心理障碍
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bloqueo mental
570 millions of speakers

English

mental block
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मानसिक ब्लॉक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كتلة العقلي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ментальный блок
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bloqueio mental
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মানসিক অচলবস্থা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

blocage mental
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Blok mental
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

mentale Blockade
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

メンタルブロック
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정신 블록
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mental blok
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khối tâm thần
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மன தடுப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मानसिक ब्लॉक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Mental blok
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

blocco mentale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

blok psychicznego
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ментальний блок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

blocaj mental
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ψυχική μπλοκ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geestelike blok
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mentala blocket
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mental sperre
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mental block

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MENTAL BLOCK»

The term «mental block» is regularly used and occupies the 58.746 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mental block

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MENTAL BLOCK»

Discover the use of mental block in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mental block and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Encyclopedia of Creativity
''Be Practical'' is the fourth mental block, which can interfere with the imaginative asking of that pivotal question, ''What if . . . ?'' The fifth mental block is ''Avoid Ambiguity.'' In fact, ambiguity is a subtle form of motivation that inspires imaginative ...
Mark A. Runco, Steven R. Pritzker, 1999
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Black Belt
Heaven has given us tremendous power, much more than we know it to be. But we have too many mental blocks so we don't know how to use it." This question of getting rid of the "mental block" is a very important one, according to Ohshima.
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Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
... at that age: Although Andrew is twenty-five, he has a mental age of six. .mental arithmetic noun [U] calculations that you do in your mind, without writing down any numbers .mental 'block noun [C] If you have a mental block about something,  ...
‎2008
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Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures
An inferior alveolar or mandibular block will result in a distribution of anesthesia which encompasses the region anesthetized by a mental block. In addition, the remainder of the buccal mucosa, the lingual gingiva, the Chapter 69 Management ...
Fred M. Henretig, Christopher King, 1997
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The Art of Systematic Troubleshooting
Mental Block • Being stuck on one idea without any factual reason • An inability to make sense from your tests • The machine or system looks difficult and more complicated than it actually is • Performing the same tests over and over • No new  ...
Shawn Pinnock, 2004
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Emergency Procedures and Techniques
Technique This block can be done immediately after the mental block by an anterior pre- mandibular injection anterior to the vestibule in front of the anterior teeth. Change your position to behind the patient, turn the syringe more vertically, and ...
Robert Rutha Simon, Barry E. Brenner, 2002
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Encyclopedia of Creativity, Two-Volume Set
His first mental block is ''The Right Answer,'' referring to the usual assumption that there is just one right answer. Rather, a creative person will look for the second, third, fourth, and so on right answers, which are likely to be more imaginative ...
Steven R. Pritzker, 1999
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A King's Journey: A Handbook for Fulfiling the Call of God ...
Once I identified that I had a mental block, what did I do? I sat down with a notepad and began to think through and write out who I wanted to be and how I wanted to act in this area. However, I wrote it in the present tense. I did not write out ...
Steve Richard, 2014
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Secrets of Good Living: Your guide to Health and Success
A state of mental block is when the mind tells us that we are incapable or inept at a particular task, whereas our sensibilities tell us that we are capable enough to complete that work. Whenever an elephant is captured forthefirsttime,itis ...
Brij Bhushan Goel
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Small Animal Dentistry: A Manual of Techniques
The superficial mental block is performed by inserting a 23 g (or smaller) hypodermic needle either just caudal to the labial frenulum or just rostral to the labial frenulum and advancing it beneath the frenulum, directing it towards the middle ...
Cedric Tutt, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MENTAL BLOCK»

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The Read Option: Ankiel keeps a place close to the game
He never again was the same pitcher, unable to overcome the mental block that pitching brought. To work through his mental block, Ankiel ... «Springfield News-Leader, Jul 15»
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NBA - DeAndre Jordan's return engagement - ESPN.com
(And I think pride could be the biggest mental block for Jordan at the free throw line; he is too worried that he could let the team down and be ... «ESPN, Jul 15»
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Strike Zone Waterbury Post 1 has score to settle with Greenwich
"Still, playing them again is an incentive and we're hoping that the mental block is gone." Game 2 will be Thursday at 3:30 p.m. with left-hander ... «Waterbury Republican American, Jul 15»
4
Eintracht Frankfurt 2 Leeds United 1: United given tough workout in …
Under severe pressure, Rosler's defence hung in time and again until Johannes Flum broke the dam on 61 minutes and with that mental block ... «Yorkshire Evening Post, Jul 15»
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This Fast-Food Cricket Milkshake Might Save the World | MUNCHIES
... weekday lunch—but in that moment, I couldn't get over the mental block that millions of other Americans have when it comes to eating insects ... «Munchies_ Food by VICE, Jul 15»
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Tony Abbott must give Queensland its share of infrastructure funding …
Mr Truss stated: “Queensland has got this mental block about it now (selling assets) and the state is going to be hurt.” The people of ... «Courier Mail, Jul 15»
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Sport industry must be seen for what it's worth
Yet, when it comes to considering the world of sport in similar terms, there appears to be a mental block - despite all the evidence that has been ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
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British Open Cut Line 2015: Full List of Players Removed on Saturday
That would suggest it's more of a mental block when it comes to carrying his practice swings into tournament action. Even though there's been a ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
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Grit, hard work brought him to NLSIU - The Hindu
“But the language barrier is just a mental block,” he adds. It was his maternal uncle, a schoolteacher, who pushed Anil into thinking about law ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
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Help in speaking Japanese
She speaks English at home very fluently and non-stop, but when it comes to Japanese, for some reason, she is having a mental block. «Expat Forum, Jul 15»

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