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intellectual (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

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  1. Belonging to, or performed by, the intellect; mental; as, intellectual powers, activities, etc.
  2. 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.
  3. Suitable for exercising the intellect; formed by, and existing for, the intellect alone; perceived by the intellect; as, intellectual employments.
  4. Relating to the understanding; treating of the mind; as, intellectual philosophy, sometimes called "mental" philosophy.

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intellectual

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intellectual ({{{1}}})
  1. An intelligent person, someone interested in intellectual matters.
  2. (archaic) The intellect or understanding; mental powers or faculties.

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