intellection

[ in-tl-ek-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪn tlˈɛk ʃən /

noun

the action or process of understanding; the exercise of the intellect; reasoning.
a particular act of the intellect.
a conception or idea as the result of such an act; notion; thought.

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Origin of intellection

1400–50; late Middle English <Medieval Latin intellēctiōn- (stem of intellēctiō). See intellect, -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for intellection

intellection
/ (ˌɪntɪˈlɛkʃən) /

noun

mental activity; thought
an idea or thought
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