Intellect meaning

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The ability to reason or understand or to perceive relationships, differences, etc.; power of thought; mind.
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Great mental ability; high intelligence.
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The faculty of thinking, judging, abstract reasoning, and conceptual understanding; the cognitive faculty (uncountable)

Intellect is one of man's greatest powers.

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A person who has that faculty to a great degree.

Some of the world's leading intellects were meeting there.

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The capacity of that faculty (in a particular person) (uncountable)

They were chosen because of their outstanding intellect.

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Intellect is defined as your ability to reason and to understand things.

An example of intellect is what you use to think abstractly.

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A person of great intellectual ability.
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A natural language query program for IBM mainframes developed by Artificial Intelligence Corporation. The company was later acquired by Trinzic Corporation, which was acquired by Platinum, which was acquired by Computer Associates.
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Origin of intellect

  • Middle English from Old French intellecte from Latin intellēctus perception from past participle of intellegere to perceive intelligent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin intellēctus (“understanding, intellect”), perfect passive participle of intellegō (“understand; reason”), from inter (“between, among”) + legō (“read”), with connotation of bind.

    From Wiktionary