Definition of Nous

1. Noun. Common sense. "She has great social nous"




2. Noun. That which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason. "I couldn't get his words out of my head"
Exact synonyms: Brain, Head, Mind, Psyche
Generic synonyms: Cognition, Knowledge, Noesis
Specialized synonyms: Noddle, Tabula Rasa, Ego, Unconscious, Unconscious Mind, Subconscious, Subconscious Mind
Derivative terms: Mind, Psychic, Psychical

Definition of Nous

1. n. Intellect; understanding; talent; -- used humorously.

2. n. The reason; the highest intellect; God regarded as the World Reason.

Definition of Nous

1. Noun. (philosophy) The mind or intellect, reason, both rational and emotional ¹

2. Noun. In neoplatonism, the divine reason, regarded as first divine emanation. ¹

3. Noun. Common sense; practical intelligence. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nous

1. mind, reason, or intellect [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Nous

1. A word originally used by Anaxagoras to mean an all-knowing, all-pervading spirit or force; in later Greek philosophy it came to mean simply mind, reason, or intellect. Origin: G. Mind, reason (05 Mar 2000)

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