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intellect

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intellect

noun in·tel·lect \ˈin-tə-ˌlekt\

: the ability to think in a logical way

: a very smart person : a person whose intellect is well developed

Full Definition of INTELLECT

1
a :  the power of knowing as distinguished from the power to feel and to will :  the capacity for knowledge
b :  the capacity for rational or intelligent thought especially when highly developed
2
:  a person with great intellectual powers

Examples of INTELLECT

  1. She is a woman of superior intellect.
  2. She has a sharp intellect.
  3. We were required to read a book every week in order to develop our intellects.
  4. music that appeals to the intellect while still satisfying the emotions

Origin of INTELLECT

Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin intellectus, from intellegere to understand — more at intelligent
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

intellect

noun in·tel·lect \ˈint-əl-ˌekt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INTELLECT

1
:  the power of knowing as distinguished from the power to feel and to will :  the capacity for knowledge
2
:  the capacity for rational or intelligent thought
in·tel·lec·tu·al \ˌint-əl-ˈek-ch(ə-w)əl, -ˈeksh-wəl\ adjective
in·tel·lec·tu·al·ly adverb

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