intellect


in·tel·lect

noun \ˈint-əl-ˌekt\

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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