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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. [C] formal a very educated person whose interests are studying and other activities that involve careful thinking
Translations of “intellect”
in Korean 지적 능력…
in Arabic ذَكاء, فِطنة…
in French intelligence…
in Turkish akıl, idrak, anlayış…
in Italian intelletto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 智力, 理解力, 才智…
in Russian ум…
in Polish intelekt…
in Spanish intelecto…
in Portuguese intelecto…
in German der Verstand…
in Catalan intel·lecte…
in Japanese 知性…
in Chinese (Simplified) 智力, 理解力, 才智…
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