in·tel·lec·tion .int-əl-'ek-shən n
1) exercise of the intellect
2) a specific act of the intellect: IDEA

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  • intellection — [ ɛ̃telɛksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIIe; bas lat. intellectio ♦ Didact. Intellect; acte de l intellect. ⇒ conception. La différence « entre l imagination et la pure intellection » (Descartes). ● intellection nom féminin (latin intellectio, onis) Activité… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Intellection — In tel*lec tion, n. [L. intellectio synecdoche: cf. F. intellection.] A mental act or process; especially: (a) The act of understanding; simple apprehension of ideas; intuition. Bentley. (b) A creation of the mind itself. Hickok. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intellection — index apprehension (perception), cognition, deliberation, knowledge (awareness), ratiocination, reflection ( …   Law dictionary

  • intellection — [in΄tə lek′shən] n. [ME intelleccioun < ML intellectio] 1. the process of using the intellect; thinking; cognition 2. an act of the intellect; a thought or perception …   English World dictionary

  • intellection — (in tèl lè ksion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. Terme de philosophie. Action de comprendre, de concevoir. •   Je remarque la différence qui est entre l imagination et la pure intellection ou conception, DESC. Médit. VI, 1. •   Je demande de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • intellection — /in tl ek sheuhn/, n. 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. [1400 50; late ME < ML… …   Universalium

  • intellection — noun a) The mental activity or process of grasping with the intellect; apprehension by the mind; understanding. The purpose of philosophy is to unite oneself with the objects of the intellect, and even at last with the One that is above all… …   Wiktionary

  • intellection — noun Date: 1579 1. an act of the intellect ; thought 2. exercise of the intellect ; reasoning …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • intellection — noun the action or process of understanding. Derivatives intellective adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • intellection — n. 1. Apprehension, cognition, cognizance, knowing. 2. Thinking, comprehending, comprehension, understanding …   New dictionary of synonyms

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