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intellect

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noun in·tel·lect \ˈint-əl-ˌekt\

Medical Definition of intellect

  1. 1:  the power of knowing as distinguished from the power to feel and to will :  the capacity for knowledge

  2. 2:  the capacity for rational or intelligent thought

  3. in·tel·lec·tu·al \ˌint-əl-ˈek-ch(ə-w)əl, -ˈeksh-wəl\play adjective
    in·tel·lec·tu·al·ly adverb





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