intellect - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ˈɪntəlekt/
singularintellect
pluralintellects
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the ability to think in an intelligent way and to understand difficult or complicated ideas and subjects

    These activities are designed to develop a baby’s intellect.

    a lawyer of great intellect

  2. 2
    [countable] someone who is extremely intelligent

    He was one of the greatest intellects of his time.