American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or generated by the intellect.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the intellect; having power to understand, know, or comprehend.
- Produced by the understanding.
- Capable of being perceived by the understanding only, not by the senses.
- Intellectual; intelligent.
GNU Webster's 1913
- From the Middle French intellectif and its etymon the post-Classical Latin intellēctīvus, from intellegō. (Wiktionary)
“Obj. 3: Further, if the vice of curiosity can be about any kind of intellective knowledge, it would be chiefly about the philosophical sciences.”
“Shivani: You always make a distinction between the intellectual and the intellective.”
“Shivani: Was Allen Ginsberg intellectual or intellective?”
“And it is the intellect (and accompanying intellective appetite, volition) that makes us human.”
“The distinction between a simple living being and a spiritual being that is 'capax Dei', points to the existence of the intellective soul of a free transcendent subject".”
“The distinction between a simple living being and a spiritual being that is capax Dei, points to the existence of the intellective soul of a free transcendent subject.”
““Non-intellective” factors — like motivation and social skills — probably matter more.”
“A finer sense of things is occasioned by Bishop Kallistos Ware's depiction of the nous as "the intellective aptitude of the heart.”
“And that is the primal imaginative-intellective act which created words in the first place: as sound equivalents, or signs, for real observed phenomena (physical, emotional, psychological, intellectual …)”
“Of course the intellective act is also reproductive, it does establish a mirror of external reality (the meaning of ens reale for Dietrich).”
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