Definition of intellection in English:

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intellection

Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)lˈekSH(ə)n/

noun

The action or process of understanding, as opposed to imagination.
Example sentences
  • Writing was the great discovery, her process of intellection, the frontier.
  • Mithen's book speaks to the assumptions behind a long-entrenched intellectual culture that has privileged intellection over artistic expression and the individual over the group.
  • Any definition of intellection or perception, therefore, that splits them into two disparate parts, misunderstands the nature of knowledge and of reality.

Derivatives

intellective

Pronunciation: /ˈin(t)lˌektiv/
adjective
Example sentences
  • However, humans had something more than just the organic soul: they possessed the inorganic soul, that immaterial essence that gave a person access to will, intellect and intellective memory.
  • This distinction between creative and computational tasks parallels the distinction between judgmental and intellective tasks.
  • Try to read them as speaking primarily to the imaginative and active energies and only secondarily to the intellective ones.

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Syllabification: in·tel·lec·tion

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