mental faculty

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Noun1.mental faculty - one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mindmental faculty - one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
ability, power - possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
attention - the faculty or power of mental concentration; "keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention"
language, speech - the mental faculty or power of vocal communication; "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals"
retentiveness, retentivity, retention, memory - the power of retaining and recalling past experience; "he had a good memory when he was younger"
intellect, reason, understanding - the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination; "we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil"
sensory faculty, sentiency, sentience, sense, sensation - the faculty through which the external world is apprehended; "in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing"
volition, will - the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention; "the exercise of their volition we construe as revolt"- George Meredith
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The team whose findings now appear in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society also wanted to understand whether the factors affected working memory independently or whether they influenced each other, then acted on this mental faculty in unison.
The main charge is that he "published written material loaded with mortal lust and fleeting pleasure, employing his mental faculty and pen in a wicked purpose that violates public morals and good ethics, and in tempting [readers] into debauchery and deflecting from the sense of modesty," according to the prosecution.
Your success and credibility has already earned laurel for this institute within a short span of time," the minister said, urging the graduates to inculcate the habit of upgrading their mental faculty through relentless pursuit of knowledge.