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Intellection   Listen
Intellection  n.  A mental act or process; especially:
The act of understanding; simple apprehension of ideas; intuition..
A creation of the mind itself.

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"Intellection" Quotes from Famous Books

... of natural causes. 'Tis the novelty of the experiment which makes impressions on their conceptive, cogitative faculties; that do not previse the facility of the operation adequately, with a subact and sedate intellection, associated with diligent and congruous study. Consequently let all manner of perturbation abdicate the ventricles of your brains, if anyone has invaded them while they were contemplating what is transacted by my domestic ministers. Be spectators and ...
— Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete. • Francois Rabelais

... But in old or nervous or solemnest or dying hours, when one needs the impalpably soothing and vitalizing influences of abysmic Nature, or its affinities in literature or human society, and the soul resents the keenest mere intellection, they ...
— Complete Prose Works - Specimen Days and Collect, November Boughs and Goodbye My Fancy • Walt Whitman

Words linked to "Intellection" :   excogitation, provision, mentation, ideation, out-of-the-box thinking, consideration, cerebration, divergent thinking, abstract thought, higher cognitive process, logical thinking, free association, explanation, thought process, train of thought, convergent thinking

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