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Meaning of “intellect” in the English Dictionary

"intellect" in British English

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intellectnoun

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 ​educatedperson whose ​interests are ​studying and other ​activities that ​involvecarefulthinking
(Definition of intellect from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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intellectnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈɪn·təlˌekt/
a person’s ​ability to ​think and ​understand esp. ​ideas at a high ​level: [C] The ​strokeleft her ​partiallyparalyzed, but her intellect was not ​affected.
(Definition of intellect from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “intellect”
in Korean 지적 능력…
in Arabic ذَكاء, فِطنة…
in Malaysian intelek…
in French intelligence…
in Russian ум…
in Chinese (Traditional) 智力, 理解力, 才智…
in Italian intelletto…
in Turkish akıl, idrak, anlayış…
in Polish intelekt…
in Spanish intelecto…
in Vietnamese trí tuệ…
in Portuguese intelecto…
in Thai ปัญญา…
in German der Verstand…
in Catalan intel·lecte…
in Japanese 知性…
in Chinese (Simplified) 智力, 理解力, 才智…
in Indonesian kecerdasan…
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