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Intellect

Intellect
(Science: psychology) The part or faculty of the human soul by which it knows, as distinguished from the power to feel and to will; sometimes, the capacity for higher forms of knowledge, as distinguished from the power to perceive objects in their relations; the power to judge and comprehend; the thinking faculty; the understanding.
Origin: L. Intellectus, fr. Intelligere, intellectum, to understand: cf. Intellect. See Intelligent.


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