Definition of Intellect

1. Noun. Knowledge and intellectual ability. "He has a keen intellect"

Exact synonyms: Mind
Generic synonyms: Intelligence
Attributes: Intellectual, Nonintellectual
Derivative terms: Intellectual



2. Noun. The capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination. "We are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil"
Exact synonyms: Reason, Understanding
Generic synonyms: Faculty, Mental Faculty, Module
Derivative terms: Reason, Reason, Reason

3. Noun. A person who uses the mind creatively.

Definition of Intellect

1. n. The part or faculty of the human soul by which it knows, as distinguished from the power to feel and to will; sometimes, the capacity for higher forms of knowledge, as distinguished from the power to perceive objects in their relations; the power to judge and comprehend; the thinking faculty; the understanding.

Definition of Intellect

1. Noun. the faculty of thinking, judging, abstract reasoning, and conceptual understanding ''(uncountable)'' ¹

2. Noun. the capacity of that faculty (in a particular person) ''(uncountable)'' ¹

3. Noun. a person who has that faculty to a great degree ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Intellect

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Medical Definition of Intellect

1. The part or faculty of the human soul by which it knows, as distinguished from the power to feel and to will; sometimes, the capacity for higher forms of knowledge, as distinguished from the power to perceive objects in their relations; the power to judge and comprehend; the thinking faculty; the understanding. Origin: L. Intellectus, fr. Intelligere, intellectum, to understand: cf. Intellect. See Intelligent. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Intellect

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"For Plato there are in a sense two worlds, that of the intellect ... Aristotle's doctrine on the intellect in its main outline is clear. ..."

2. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1883)
"We hear and read much concerning the " Imperial Power of intellect." The theme is one of fundamental importance in education : for, while intellect, ..."

3. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"At any rate, we are satisfied, as before, to have four divisions ; two for intellect and two for opinion, and to call the first division science, ..."

4. The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William James (1902)
"But the psychopathic temperament, whatever be the intellect with which it finds ... ^Thus, when a superior intellect and a psychopathic temperament coalesce ..."

5. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle, Frank Hesketh Peters (1886)
"Throughout this chapter we arc concerned with the practical intellect alone. ... 6 that the intuitive reason is the basis of tlio speculative intellect; ..."

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