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intellectual

adjective  /ˌɪnt·əlˈek·tʃu·əl/ us  
relating to the ability to think and understand ideas at a high level, or involving ideas: He was among the political and intellectual leaders of his time.

intellectual

noun [C]  /ˌɪn·təlˈek·tʃu·əl/ us  
a person whose life or work centers around the study or use of ideas, such as in teaching or writing
(Definition of intellectual from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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