intellection

[ in-tl-ek-shuhn ]
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noun
  1. the action or process of understanding; the exercise of the intellect; reasoning.

  2. a particular act of the intellect.

  1. the result of such an act; a notion, thought, or idea.

Origin of intellection

1
First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin intellēctiōn- (stem of intellēctiō ); see intellect, -ion

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How to use intellection in a sentence

  • Nevertheless Intelligence possesses fulness and true intellection, because it immediately participates in the Good.

    Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 2 | Plotinos (Plotinus)

British Dictionary definitions for intellection

intellection

/ (ˌɪntɪˈlɛkʃən) /


noun
  1. mental activity; thought

  2. an idea or thought

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