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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin mentio, from mens 'mind'

mention

2 noun
     
mention2 [countable usually singular, uncountable]
when someone mentions something or someone in a conversation, piece of writing etc
mention of
He made no mention of his wife's illness.
at the mention of something
At the mention of a trip to the seaside, the children got very excited.
They all get a mention (=they are all mentioned) in the book.
deserve/merit (a) mention
There is one other person who deserves special mention (=is especially worth mentioning for something they have done).

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