HyperDic: mentation

English > 1 sense of the word mentation:
NOUNcognitionmentation, thinking, thought, thought process, cerebration, intellectionthe process of using your mind to consider something carefully
English > mentation: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe process of using your mind to consider something carefully.
Synonymsthinking, thought, thought process, cerebration, intellection
NarrowerconsiderationThe process of giving careful thought to something
construction, mental synthesisThe creation of a construct
convergent thinkingThinking that brings together information focussed on solving a problem (especially solving problems that have a single correct solution)
divergent thinking, out-of-the-box thinkingthinking that moves away in diverging directions so as to involve a variety of aspects and which sometimes lead to novel ideas and solutions
excogitationthinking something out with care in order to achieve complete understanding of it
explanationThought that makes something comprehensible
free associationA thought process in which ideas (words or images) suggest other ideas in a sequence
ideationThe process of forming and relating ideas
line of thoughtA particular way of thinking that is characteristic of some individual or group
mysticismobscure or irrational thought
planning, preparation, provisionThe cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening / happening
problem solvingThe thought processes involved in solving a problem
reasoning, logical thinking, abstract thoughtThinking that is coherent and logical
train of thought, threadThe connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together
Broaderhigher cognitive processcognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use
Spanishintelección, meditación, pensamiento, reflexión
Catalanmeditació, pensament, reflexió

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