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Noun: intellect  'in-tu,lekt
  1. Knowledge and intellectual ability
    "he has a keen intellect";
    - mind
  2. The capacity for rational thought, inference or discrimination
    "we are told that man is endowed with intellect and capable of distinguishing good from evil";
    - reason, understanding
  3. A person who uses the mind creatively
    - intellectual

Derived forms: intellects

See also: intellectual, nonintellectual, unintellectual

Type of: faculty, individual, intelligence, mental faculty, module, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Encyclopedia: Intellect