Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or generated by the intellect.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, related to, or caused by the intellect.
  • adj. Having the capacity to reason and understand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or produced by, the intellect or understanding; intellectual.
  • adj. Having power to understand, know, or comprehend; intelligent; rational.
  • adj. Capable of being perceived by the understanding only, not by the senses.

from The 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.

Etymologies

From the Middle French intellectif and its etymon the post-Classical Latin intellēctīvus, from intellegō. (Wiktionary)

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