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Mental activity; thinking: "Having made this quantum leap in mentation ... [I] could not halt the involuntary chain of mental hypotheses triggered off in my brain" (Philip K. Dick).

[From Latin mēns, ment-, mind; see mental1.]
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the process or result of mental activity
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(mɛnˈteɪ ʃən)

mental activity.
[1840–50; < Latin ment- (s. of mēns) mind + -ation]
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Noun1.mentation - the process of using your mind to consider something carefullymentation - the process of using your mind to consider something carefully; "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"
higher cognitive process - cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use
free association - a thought process in which ideas (words or images) suggest other ideas in a sequence
mental synthesis, construction - the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought
abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning - thinking that is coherent and logical
line of thought - a particular way of thinking that is characteristic of some individual or group
train of thought, thread - the connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together; "I couldn't follow his train of thought"; "he lost the thread of his argument"
mysticism - obscure or irrational thought
ideation - the process of forming and relating ideas
consideration - the process of giving careful thought to something
excogitation - thinking something out with care in order to achieve complete understanding of it
explanation - thought that makes something comprehensible
planning, preparation, provision - the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening; "his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"
problem solving - the thought processes involved in solving a problem
convergent thinking - thinking that brings together information focussed on solving a problem (especially solving problems that have a single correct solution)
divergent thinking, out-of-the-box thinking - thinking that moves away in diverging directions so as to involve a variety of aspects and which sometimes lead to novel ideas and solutions; associated with creativity
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