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- n. The reception of impressions or sensations (by the brain) without any intellectual understanding.
As if from an Ancient Greek etymon of the form *ἀνοησις (anoēsis, "lack of intelligence”, “lack of understanding"); compare the English noesis and the Ancient Greek ἀνόητος (anoētos, "inconceivable"). (Wiktionary)
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