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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intellect  \In"tel*lect\,  n.  [L.  intellectus  fr  intelligere 
  intellectum  to  understand:  cf  intellect.  See 
  {Intelligent}.]  (Metaph.) 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intellect 
  n  1:  knowledge  and  intellectual  ability;  "he  reads  to  improve  his 
  mind";  "he  has  a  keen  intellect"  [syn:  {mind}] 
  2:  the  capacity  for  rational  thought  or  inference  or 
  discrimination;  "we  are  told  that  man  is  endowed  with 
  reason  and  capable  of  distinguishing  good  from  evil"  [syn: 
  {reason},  {understanding}] 
  3:  a  person  who  uses  the  mind  creatively  [syn:  {intellectual}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  INTELLECT 
 
    A  {query  language}  written  by  Larry  Harris  in  1977, 
  close  to  natural  English. 
 
  (1995-04-14) 
 
 




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