[in-tl-ek-shuh n]
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  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 of intellection

1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin intellēctiōn- (stem of intellēctiō). See intellect, -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. mental activity; thought
  2. an idea or thought
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