intellection

  • 1 intellection — [ ɛ̃telɛksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIIe; bas lat. intellectio ♦ Didact. Intellect; acte de l intellect. ⇒ conception. La différence « entre l imagination et la pure intellection » (Descartes). ● intellection nom féminin (latin intellectio, onis) Activité… …

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  • 2 Intellection — In tel*lec tion, n. [L. intellectio synecdoche: cf. F. intellection.] A mental act or process; especially: (a) The act of understanding; simple apprehension of ideas; intuition. Bentley. (b) A creation of the mind itself. Hickok. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 intellection — index apprehension (perception), cognition, deliberation, knowledge (awareness), ratiocination, reflection ( …

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  • 4 intellection — [in΄tə lek′shən] n. [ME intelleccioun < ML intellectio] 1. the process of using the intellect; thinking; cognition 2. an act of the intellect; a thought or perception …

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  • 5 intellection — (in tèl lè ksion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. Terme de philosophie. Action de comprendre, de concevoir. •   Je remarque la différence qui est entre l imagination et la pure intellection ou conception, DESC. Médit. VI, 1. •   Je demande de… …

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  • 6 intellection — /in tl ek sheuhn/, n. 1. the action or process of understanding; the exercise of the intellect; reasoning. 2. a particular act of the intellect. 3. a conception or idea as the result of such an act; notion; thought. [1400 50; late ME < ML… …

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  • 7 intellection — noun a) The mental activity or process of grasping with the intellect; apprehension by the mind; understanding. The purpose of philosophy is to unite oneself with the objects of the intellect, and even at last with the One that is above all… …

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  • 8 intellection — noun Date: 1579 1. an act of the intellect ; thought 2. exercise of the intellect ; reasoning …

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  • 9 intellection — in·tel·lec·tion .int əl ek shən n 1) exercise of the intellect 2) a specific act of the intellect: IDEA …

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  • 10 intellection — noun the action or process of understanding. Derivatives intellective adjective …

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  • 11 intellection — n. 1. Apprehension, cognition, cognizance, knowing. 2. Thinking, comprehending, comprehension, understanding …

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  • 12 intellection — n 1. cognition, comprehending, reasoning, thinking; understanding, learning, apprehending, perceiving, analyzing. 2. conception, concept, thought, idea …

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  • 13 intellection — in·tel·lec·tion …

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  • 14 intellection — in•tel•lec•tion [[t]ˌɪn tlˈɛk ʃən[/t]] n. 1) the exercise of the intellect; reasoning 2) an act of the intellect; idea • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME < ML …

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  • 15 intellection — /ɪntəˈlɛkʃən/ (say intuh lekshuhn) noun 1. the action or process of understanding; the exercise of the intellect. 2. a particular act of the intellect. 3. a conception or idea as the result of such an act …

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  • 16 intellection —   n. superhuman knowledge; act or exercise of intellect; synecdoche …

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  • 17 intellection — nf. => Intelligence …

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  • 18 intellection — n. the action or process of understanding (opp. IMAGINATION). Derivatives: intellective adj. Etymology: ME f. med.L intellectio (as INTELLIGENT) …

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  • 19 Al-Farabi — Muslim scholar Abū Naṣr Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Fārābī[1] Title The Second Teacher[2] …

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  • 20 De l'âme — Expositio et quaestiones in Aristoteles De Anima, par Jean Buridan, vers 1362 De l âme (latin : De Anima ; grec : Περὶ Ψυχῆς / Peri psychès) est une œuvre majeure d’Aristote sur les principes du vivant, son mouvement, sa génération …

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