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intellect (n.)

"the sum of the cognitive facilities (except sense or sense and imagination), the capacity for reasoning truth," late 14c. (but little used before 16c.), from Old French intellect "intellectual capacity" (13c.), and directly from Latin intellectus "discernment, a perception, understanding," noun use of past participle of intelligere "to understand, discern" (see intelligence). The Latin word was used to translate Greek nous "mind, thought, intellect" in Aristotle.

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Definitions of intellect from WordNet

intellect (n.)
knowledge and intellectual ability;
he has a keen intellect
Synonyms: mind
intellect (n.)
the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination;
Synonyms: reason / understanding
intellect (n.)
a person who uses the mind creatively;
Synonyms: intellectual
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