mental faculty

Definitions of mental faculty

n one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind

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the faculty or power of mental concentration
language, speech
the mental faculty or power of vocal communication
memory, retention, retentiveness, retentivity
the power of retaining and recalling past experience
intellect, reason, understanding
the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination
sensation, sense, sensory faculty, sentience, sentiency
the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
volition, will
the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention
modality, sense modality, sensory system
a particular sense
volition in its weakest form
sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitivity
(physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation
absorption, concentration, engrossment, immersion
complete attention; intense mental effort
mental note
special attention with intent to remember
alertness, vigilance, wakefulness, watchfulness
the process of paying close and continuous attention
anamnesis, recollection, remembrance
the ability to recall past occurrences
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ability, power
possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done

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