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Princeton's WordNet

  1. presence of mindnoun

    self-control in a crisis; ability to say or do the right thing in an emergency


  1. presence of mindnoun

    Focused alertness, quick-thinking resourcefulness, stability of thought and feeling, or good sense, especially in spite of circumstances which are distracting, stressful, or otherwise challenging.


  1. Presence of Mind

    Presence of Mind is a 1999 Spanish-American drama film directed by Antoni Aloy and starring Sadie Frost, Lauren Bacall, Harvey Keitel, and Jude Law. The film is based on the 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.


  1. presence of mind

    Presence of mind is the ability to remain calm, think clearly, and react appropriately in challenging or critical situations or stressful circumstances. It involves being highly alert, mindful and aware of the present moment, thereby enabling swift decision-making and effective problem-solving.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. presence of mind

    Ready conceptions of expedient, producing promptitude of action under difficult and alarming circumstances. A quality indispensable in a general.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of presence of mind in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of presence of mind in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  • GeistesgegenwartGerman
  • présence d'espritFrench
  • presença da mentePortuguese
  • присутствие духаRussian
  • மனதில் முன்னிலையில்Tamil

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    showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth
    • A. occasional
    • B. opaque
    • C. profound
    • D. handsome

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