presence of mind Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “presence of mind” in the English Dictionary

"presence of mind" in British English

See all translations

presence of mindnoun [U]

uk   us   approving
C2 the ​ability to make good ​decisions and to ​actquickly and ​calmly in a ​difficultsituation or an ​emergency: When the ​gunmen came into the ​bank, she had the ​presence of ​mind to ​press the ​alarm.
(Definition of presence of mind from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"presence of mind" in American English

See all translations

presence of mindnoun [U]

 us   /ˈprez·əns əv ˈmɑɪnd/
the ​ability to make good ​decisions and to ​actquickly in a ​difficultsituation
(Definition of presence of mind from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “presence of mind”
in Chinese (Simplified) 镇定自若,处变不惊…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鎮定自若,處變不驚…
What is the pronunciation of presence of mind?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
public school

in England, an expensive type of private school (= school paid for by parents not by the government)

Word of the Day