HyperDic: mental_ability

English > 1 sense of the expression mental ability:
NOUNcognitionmental ability, capacitythe power to learn or retain knowledge
English > mental ability: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior.
Narrowerprescience, previsionThe power to foresee the future
Broaderability, powerpossession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
Oppositeincapacitylack of intellectual power

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