There are 2 definitions of mentalist in English:

mentalist1

Syllabification: men·tal·ist
Pronunciation: /ˈmentlˌist
 
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noun

1A magician who performs feats that apparently demonstrate extraordinary mental powers, such as mind-reading.
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  • You feed chickens to cows you mentalist.
  • I am a mentalist with over a dozen years' experience reading minds and astonishing audiences.
  • You could, if you were a mentalist, spend £5,000 on a suit, or a cooker, or a set of speakers for your drawing room.
2British informal An eccentric or mad person.
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  • No he is not, any more than any other lonely, confused mentalist out there.
  • It seems there are more mentalists out there than we had at first feared.
  • For an uncritical mentalist, no such indeterminacy threatens.

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Pronunciation: ˈpʌŋ(k)təm
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a small, distinct point

There are 2 definitions of mentalist in English:

mentalist2

Syllabification: men·tal·ist
Pronunciation: /ˈmentlˌist
 
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Philosophy

noun

An adherent of mentalism.
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  • ‘Psychics’ who are honest about their deception call themselves mentalists and call their art magic or conjuring.
  • Many magicians do what Geller does, but they call themselves magicians, conjurers, or mentalists.
  • The performance of mentalists may be closer to that of the pseudo-psychics than to magicians.

adjective

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Relating to mentalists or mentalism.
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  • Marvin Harris was a brilliant, formidable critic of everyone who flirted with neo-Kantian philosophical idealism and mentalist definitions of social phenomena, from Hegel to Weber and Parsons.
  • It is thus more mentalist than sociobiology, and draws on the explanatory tools of cognitive science, such as the use of the language of information processing to describe the mind.
  • Chris Weston's detailed, sophisticated art bridges the mundane and the mentalist.

Derivatives

mentalistic

Pronunciation: /ˌmentlˈistik/
adjective
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  • During this period, he became a leading figure in US linguistics, replacing a mechanistic and behaviouristic view of language (based on the work of Bloomfield) with a mentalistic and generative approach.
  • Descartes took a strong mentalistic position, arguing that the mind operated according to its own principles and that it came stocked with innate ideas.
  • Convinced that psychology could be a wholly objective science, Watson called for reform in its content and its methods and for the rejection of mentalistic terms such as ‘mind ‘and ‘consciousness.’

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Word of the day punctum
Pronunciation: ˈpʌŋ(k)təm
noun
a small, distinct point