Definition of mentation in English:

mentation

Line breaks: men|ta¦tion
Pronunciation: /mɛnˈteɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun] technical
  • Mental activity: the highest levels of human mentation
    More example sentences
    • So, the REM mentation of infants, which we are arguing constitutes a type of dreaming, probably consists of recreations with important sensory information that is taken in while awake.
    • In fact, the presence of slow eye movements is considered to be an extremely accurate indicator of hypnagogic mentation.
    • Because psychopathology and diminished mentation can influence food intake, both mental status and cognitive ability should be assessed, particularly in older adult patients.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin mens, ment- 'mind' + -ation.

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