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men·tal·ism

(mĕn′tl-ĭz′əm)
n.
1. Feats of mental power that are not explainable by science, such as telepathy and mind reading.
2. Philosophy
a. Any of several doctrines holding that mental phenomena are real and interact with the real world and are not necessarily reducible to the functioning of the brain.
b. A doctrine that the justification of any belief lies ultimately in the mind of the person holding the belief.

men′tal·ist n.
men′tal·is′tic adj.

men•tal•ist

(ˈmɛn tl ɪst)

n.
1. a person who believes in or advocates mentalism.
2. a mind reader or fortune-teller.
[1780–90]
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