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Dictionary entrance overview: What go mental procedure mean?

MENTAL PROCESS (noun) The noun mental PROCESS has 1 sense:


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(psychology) the performance of part composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents


Familiarity information: MENTAL PROCESS provided as a noun is very rare.

Dictionary entry details

• MENTAL procedure (noun)



(psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


cognitive operation; cognitive process; mental process; operation; process

Context example:

the cognitive procedure of remembering

Hypernyms ("mental process" is a sort of...):

cognition; knowledge; noesis (the psychological an outcome of perception and also learning and reasoning)

Domain category:

psychological science; psychology (the science of mental life)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mental process"):

basic cognitive process (cognitive processes involved in obtaining and also storing knowledge)

higher cognitive process (cognitive procedures that presuppose the accessibility of knowledge and put it to use)

Context examples

It is their ignorance, the course, that makes them think such rot—their ignorance, i beg your pardon is nothing much more nor much less than the henidical mental process defined by Weininger.

(Martin Eden, by Jack London)

The study set out to determine whether inner speech — an inner mental process — elicits a similar efference-copy as the one associated with the production of talked words.

(Talking to Ourselves and also Voices in our Heads, The Titi Tudorancea Bulletin)

The mental process of thinking, learning, remembering, being mindful of surroundings, and also using judgment.

(Cognition, NCI Dictionary)

The mental process the knowing, thinking, learning and also judging; the psychological result of perception and also learning and also reasoning.

(Cognition, NCI Thesaurus)

The conscious propensity to act, commonly an aspect of mental process.

(Conation, NCI Thesaurus)

His nerve processed and mental processes to be slower 보다 hers.

(Love of Life and also Other Stories, by Jack London)

A collection of mental processes that controls and also manages the cognitive functions.

(Executive Function, NCI Thesaurus)

I knew this men and their mental processes, was one of them myself, living the seal-hunting life, eating the seal-hunting fare, thinking, largely, the seal-hunting thoughts.

(The Sea-Wolf, by Jack London)

Denied the outlet, through play, of his energies, the recoiled ~ above himself and developed his mental processes.

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(White Fang, by Jack London)

A disorder defined by persistent or recurrent illustration of emotion detached native one"s self (either one"s body or one"s mental processes), although the sufferer remains mindful that this is just a feeling and also does not stand for reality.

(Depersonalization Disorder, NCI Thesaurus)

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