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intellect

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Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Intellect is a term used in studies of the human mind , and refers to the ability of the mind to come to correct conclusions about what is true or real , and about how to solve problems . Historically the term comes from the Greek philosophical term nous ...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. knowledge and intellectual ability; "he reads to improve his mind"; "he has a keen intellect" [syn: mind ] the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination; "we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good ...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c. (but little used before 16c.), from Old French intellecte "intellectual capacity" (13c.), and directly from Latin intellectus "discernment, a perception, understanding," from noun use of past participle of intelligere "to understand, discern" ...

Usage examples of intellect.

The black servant who had charge of him appeared to commiserate his condition in so far as his confined intellect permitted him to understand it, and Arabin now tried to open a communication with him, so that he might find out how he was disposed.

The full-court press, passes out of the double-team, the pick-and-roll, cutting off the passing lanes, a tip-in from a high-flying forward soaring from out of nowhere all constitute a coordination of intellect and athleticism, a harmony of mind and body.

It is a principle with us that one who has attained to the vision of the Intellectual Beauty and grasped the beauty of the Authentic Intellect will be able also to come to understand the Father and Transcendent of that Divine Being.

My remarks made him laugh, and he then began to speak of our common business, and I soon found him to be a man of intellect.

This combined Intellectual realm will be the Primal Intellect: we have only then to examine how this reality, conjoint of Intellectual-Principle and its object, is to be understood, whether as combining self-united identity with yet duality and difference, or what other relation holds between them.

Insufferably conceited about his intellect and convinced it has no peer.

They place intellect and reason first as self-existent, and from these they derive the created world.

The cruciform -- a sort of organic computer in which is stored the neurological and physiological data of a living human being -- restored the body but not the full intellect or personality.

My friend told the medium that when his relative was in this poor world, he was endowed with an extraordinary intellect and an absolutely defectless memory, and it seemed a great pity that he had not been allowed to keep some shred of these for his amusement in the realms of everlasting contentment, and for the amazement and admiration of the rest of the population there.

By the logical subtleties of her scholastic theologians, by the persuasive eloquence of her popular preachers, by the frantic ravings of her fanatic devotees, by the parading proclamation of her innumerable pretended miracles, by the imposing ceremonies of her dramatic ritual, almost visibly opening heaven and hell to the over awed congregation, by her wonder working use of the relics of martyrs and saints to exorcise demons from the possessed and to heal the sick, and by her anathemas against all who were supposed to be hostile to her formulas, she infused the ideas of her doctrinal system into the intellect, heart, and fancy of the common people, and nourished the collateral horrors, until every wave of her wand convulsed the world.

If they treat God as they do the intellectual-Principle--as later, engendered and deriving intellection from without--soul and intellect and God may prove to have no existence: this would follow if a potentiality could not come to existence, or does not become actual, unless the corresponding actuality exists.

The very upholders of the Entelechy are thus compelled to introduce another soul, the Intellect, to which they ascribe immortality.

God is one: and in this way our intellect can understand the Divine goodness and wisdom, and the like, which are called essential attributes, without understanding Paternity or Filiation, which are called Personalities.

Then the Bridal Chamber--the animal that invented that idea was still alive and unhanged, at that day--Bridal Chamber whose pretentious flummery was necessarily overawing to the now tottering intellect of that hosannahing citizen.

But many men of keen intellects had not waited for him to recant before exposing this wretched system of his.