from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The act or process of using the intellect; thinking or reasoning.
- noun A thought or an idea.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An act of understanding; simple apprehension of ideas; mental activity; exercise of or capacity for thought.
- noun In rhetoric, the figure also called synecdoche.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act of understanding; simple apprehension of ideas; intuition.
- noun A creation of the mind itself.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun uncountable The
mental activityor processof graspingwith the intellect; apprehensionby the mind; understanding.
- noun countable A
particular actof grasping by means of the intellect.
- noun countable The
mental contentof an act of grasping by means of the intellect, as a thought, idea, or conception.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
The intellection is the more profound for this internal possession of the object.
Intellectual-Principle — though, of course, there is another cause of intellection which is also a cause to Being, both rising in a source distinct from either.
Nor therefore has it intellection which is a thing of the lower sphere where the first intellection, the only true, is identical with
The process of intellect we name by terms denoting activity, such as intellection, thinking, the _stream of thought_, and the latter describes it most truly.
a rapid sort of first "intellection," an error that made all departments of education so trivial, assumptive and dogmatic for centuries before Comenius, Basedow and Pestalozzi, has been banished everywhere save from moral and religious training, where it still persists in full force.
"intellection" is whetted by the moral and ethical concerns, as well as the conceptual space.
Meaning the impressions on the senses are the material cause for intellection, the matter upon which the mental teeth chew.
Taoist masters, the great founders of ancient Chinese philosophy, teach that such reliance on intellection over intuition is a mistake.
Waltzing along the delicate border between intellection and intuition, Kingsley has created a volume that is more than a long string of words and more than a great story rife with fascinating ideas.
In addition, Leibniz's theory of monadic perception — a psychology of ontological substance — provided the philosophical rationale for placing sensation, intellection, and feeling on a continuum, so that perception, or feeling, might be regarded as a "confused" form of thinking, yet remain clear in its effect.