intellection

noun in·tel·lec·tion \ ˌin-tə-ˈlek-shən \

Definition of intellection

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

Examples of intellection in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of intellection

circa 1526


Medical Dictionary

intellection

noun in·tel·lec·tion \ ˌint-ᵊl-ˈek-shən \

medical Definition of intellection

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


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