intellection


in·tel·lec·tion

noun \ˌin-tə-ˈlek-shən\

Definition of INTELLECTION

1
:  an act of the intellect :  thought
2
:  exercise of the intellect :  reasoning

Examples of INTELLECTION

  1. <notebooks filled with his intellections on an amazing array of topics>
  2. <ever since Decartes famously declared, I think, therefore I am, people have tended to regard acts of conscious intellection as proof of their own existence>

First Known Use of INTELLECTION

1579

in·tel·lec·tion

noun \ˌint-əl-ˈek-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INTELLECTION

1
: exercise of the intellect
2
: a specific act of the intellect : idea

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