American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Mental activity; thinking: "The heartless hip analysis of crime is . . . a part of my life and my mentation” ( Scott Turow).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The action or exercise of the mind or of its physical organ; mental activity; ideation; cerebration; intellection.
- n. The result of mentation; state of mind.
- n. Mental activity. The process of thinking.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the process of thinking (especially thinking carefully); mental activity.
- n. the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
- From Latin mēns, ment-, mind; see mental1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Schneidman was interested in what he called "risk writing" - that is, the relationship between writing and suicidal 'mentation' - and wrote a study of the "suicidal logic" of the Italian writer, Cesare Pavese, who committed suicide.”
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“Once we get into it, I imagine we'll get way more inventive than the low-mentation repub crowd anyway.”
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Just whatever words I might happen across in my wanderings that I find myself compelled to write down so that I remember to try to use them. Not necessarily unusual words, but worthwhile ones.
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