Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Feats of mental power that are not explainable by science, such as telepathy and mind reading.
  • noun The doctrine that some mental phenomena cannot be explained by physical laws.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Mental activity or process.
  • noun The metaphysical opinion that matter is a mode of mind or consciousness; the opposite of materialism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a doctrine that mind is the only true reality and that objects exist only as aspects of the mind's awareness.
  • noun Any theory of psychology that accepts introspective data about the functioning of the mind as a valid object of study; contrasted to behaviorism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The doctrine that physical reality exists only because of the mind's awareness
  • noun Activities such as mind reading, especially when used by performers

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (philosophy) a doctrine that mind is the true reality and that objects exist only as aspects of the mind's awareness

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Examples

  • But the latter has also exposed our own hypocrisy in mocking America's mentalism.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • But the latter has also exposed our own hypocrisy in mocking America's mentalism.

    We're the mentalists now

  • In an interview, Mr. Segev, who refers to himself as "The Mentalizer," travels around the world and does many corporate Wall Street events, called Mr. Geller "the father of modern mentalism," and pointed to Mr. Geller's spoon bending as a trick that put him on the map.

    Mind Meld With a Mentalist

  • We hae oor ain kynd o mentalism here in Scotland, ye ken.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Why is the tradition of mentalism alive in Israel, but not so much in America, especially with a role model as dashing as Simon Baker?

    Mind Meld With a Mentalist

  • Why is the tradition of mentalism alive in Israel, but not so much in America, especially with a role model as dashing as Simon Baker?

    Mind Meld With a Mentalist

  • Of course, you do know that my crazy mentalism sometimes runs to writing with arbitrary length-restraints, right?

    Twitter

  • Of course, you do know that my crazy mentalism sometimes runs to writing with arbitrary length-restraints, right?

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • In an interview, Mr. Segev, who refers to himself as "The Mentalizer," travels around the world and does many corporate Wall Street events, called Mr. Geller "the father of modern mentalism," and pointed to Mr. Geller's spoon bending as a trick that put him on the map.

    Mind Meld With a Mentalist

  • Derren Brown's Tricks of the Mind video -- baffling mentalism ...

    Boing Boing

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  • I wish I could have some

    January 8, 2009

  • '"He began muffing the code and he always needed a few shots before going on. Booze and mentalism don't mix."'

    - Nightmare Alley, William Lindsay Gresham

    June 30, 2012