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intellective

[ in-tl-ek-tiv ]

adjective

  1. having power to understand; intelligent; cognitive.
  2. of or relating to the intellect.


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Other Words From

  • intel·lective·ly adverb
  • unin·tel·lective adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of intellective1

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Latin word intellēctīvus. See intellect, -ive

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Example Sentences

This is identical with the intelligence itself; it is what constitutes its intellective force and principle of activity.

But we never attain a similar intuition of God by the mere exercise of our intellective activity.

The Greek philosophers acknowledged several kinds of ψυχὴ, the nutritive, the sensitive, and the intellective.

But that the impassivity of the sensitive and intellective power is not similar, is evident in the sensoria and in sense.

The three heads signify the intellective, dianoetic, and doxatic powers.

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