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Meaning of INTELLECT

Pronunciation:  'in`tlekt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  knowledge and intellectual ability; "he reads to improve his mind"; "he has a keen intellect"
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [n]  a person who uses the mind creatively

INTELLECT is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: intellectual, mind, reason, understanding
 See Also: alchemist, anomalist, aphorist, arranger, bel esprit, bibliophile, book lover, booklover, bookworm, brain, brainworker, classifier, clever clogs, clever Dick, creative thinker, decipherer, decoder, doubter, egghead, exponent, faculty, genius, highbrow, human, illusionist, individual, intelligence, introvert, man of science, mastermind, mental faculty, mentor, mind, module, mortal, optimist, organiser, organizer, pedant, person, philosopher, philosophiser, philosophizer, ratiocinator, reasoner, sceptic, scholar, scholarly person, scholastic, scientist, seer, skeptic, somebody, someone, soul, specifier, speculator, student, subjectivist, synthesiser, synthesist, synthesizer, theologian, theologiser, theologist, theologizer, theoretician, theoriser, theorist, theorizer, thinker, visionary, wise man, wonderer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In"tel*lect\, n. [L. intellectus, fr. intelligere,
intellectum, to understand: cf. intellect. See
{Intelligent}.] (Metaph.)
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

Computing Dictionary

A query language written by Larry Harris in 1977, close to natural English.

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