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Mental ability   /mˈɛntəl əbˈɪləti/   Listen
Mental ability

noun
1.
The power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior.  Synonym: capacity.






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"Mental ability" Quotes from Famous Books



... formerly, have accomplished much in removing old-time prejudices; as the searching examinations of these public schools have fairly tested the capabilities of both boys and girls, and have established the fact that, with equal opportunities, the girls were fully equal to the boys in mental ability and attainments. Grudgingly, girls have been allowed to enter the grammar and higher schools; and here, too, by their proficiency, they have proved ...
— Woman: Man's Equal • Thomas Webster



Words linked to "Mental ability" :   prevision, ability, incapacity, prescience, power



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