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intellection

[in-tl-ek-shuh n] /ˌɪn tlˈɛk ʃən/
noun
1.
the action or process of understanding; the exercise of the intellect; reasoning.
2.
a particular act of the intellect.
3.
a conception or idea as the result of such an act; notion; thought.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin intellēctiōn- (stem of intellēctiō). See intellect, -ion
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Examples for intellection
  • In politics as well as in intellection, to be ideological is to be biased and unobjective.
British Dictionary definitions for intellection

intellection

/ˌɪntɪˈlɛkʃən/
noun
1.
mental activity; thought
2.
an idea or thought
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