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intellect

noun uk   /ˈɪn.təl.ekt/ us    /-t̬ə-/
C2 [U] the ability to understand and to think in an intelligent way: Her energy and intellect are respected all over the world. He is a man more noted for his intellect than his charm.Mind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysisIntelligencePerceptive [C] formal a very educated person whose interests are studying and other activities that involve careful thinkingIntelligent people
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