Definition and Meanings for intellectual
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Part of Speech of intellectual
Etymology of intellectual
Meaning of intellectual
- belonging to, or performed by, the intellect; mental; as, intellectual powers, activities, etc.
- endowed with intellect; having the power of understanding; having capacity for the higher forms of knowledge or thought; characterized by intelligence or mental capacity; as, an intellectual person.
- suitable for exercising the intellect; formed by, and existing for, the intellect alone; perceived by the intellect; as, intellectual employments.
- relating to the understanding; treating of the mind; as, intellectual philosophy, sometimes called .
- the intellect or understanding; mental powers or faculties.
- a learned person or one of high intelligence;;one who places greatest value on activities requiring exercise of the intelligence, such as study, complex forms of knowledge, literature and aesthetic matters, reflection and philosophical speculation; a member of the intelligentsia; as, intellectuals are often apalled at the inanities that pass for entertainment on television.