Etymology
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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).

updated on December 13, 2015

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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
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