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intellection (n.)

c. 1400, intellecioun "meaning, purpose;" mid-15c., "the understanding;" 1610s, "an act of understanding," from Old French intelleccion and directly from Medieval Latin intellectionem (nominative intellectio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin intelligere "to understand, discern" (see intelligence).

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Definitions of intellection from WordNet

intellection (n.)
the process of using your mind to consider something carefully;
Synonyms: thinking / thought / thought process / cerebration / mentation
From wordnet.princeton.edu