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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

... question are well developed in animals in whom the cerebral hemispheres, or organs of intellection, are comparatively rudimentary; and in these same animals, while little or no capacity for abstract reasoning exists, the instincts and ...
— The Education of American Girls • Anna Callender Brackett

... thinking, is a flounce-wearing Spirit. Indeed, flounces alone, the invisible ones in particular, distinguish us from the beasts. For like ourselves they have their fashions in clothes; their peculiar speech; their own hidden means of intellection, and, to some extent, of imagination: but flounces they have not, they know not. These are ...
— The Book of Khalid • Ameen Rihani

... 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 will not ...
— Complete Prose Works - Specimen Days and Collect, November Boughs and Goodbye My Fancy • Walt Whitman

... him as if he were the pure sense of the beautiful incarnated to the one end that he might interpret it to our duller perceptions So exquisite was his sensibility,[300] that with him sensation and intellection seem identical, and we "can almost say his body thought." This subtle interfusion of sense with spirit it is that gives his poetry a crystalline purity without lack of warmth. He is full of feeling, and yet of such a kind that we can neither say it is mere ...
— Among My Books • James Russell Lowell

Words linked to "Intellection" :   reasoning, mysticism, construction, thread, problem solving, mentation, thought process, free association, planning, preparation, logical thinking, provision, abstract thought, higher cognitive process, convergent thinking, out-of-the-box thinking, thought, divergent thinking, excogitation, line of thought, mental synthesis, explanation, cerebration, train of thought

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