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Definition of the noun mental faculty
What does mental faculty mean as a name of something?
- one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
- lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
- synonyms of mental faculty: faculty / module
- more generic words: ability / power = possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
- more specific terms:
- attention = the faculty or power of mental concentration
- language / speech = the mental faculty or power of vocal communication
- retentiveness / retentivity / retention / memory = the power of retaining and recalling past experience
- understanding / intellect / reason = the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination
- sensory faculty / sensation / sentience / sentiency / sense = the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
- volition / will = the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for mental faculty
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by Samir Nath
the consciousness or perceptive ability; the intuition, the mental faculty; and the buddhic nature the receptive capacity. But the spiritual energy ...
Dante Encyclopedia (2010)
by Richard Lansing
Little issaid about the imagination in the Convivio, althoughwhat there is shows amore philosophical understanding of it; for example, Dantesays that theimagination isthe mental faculty that retains sense images nonmaterially (2.9. 4).
Lexicon and Grammar (2001)
The English Syntacticon by Joseph E. Emonds
More precisely, the open class lexicon, perhaps together with principles for assembling its items into trees, is a syntactic interface, and what it interfaces with is the mental faculty of culture and human memory. In fact, the structure of the mental ...
by Louisa Pansegrouw
depression and ill-founded fears melancholia mental disorder producing depression neurosis mental distress sorrow mental disturbance delirium, neurosis mental dulIness hebetude, stupor mental faculty wit mental feeling sentiment mental ...
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