See also: Intellection Intellectual Intellectualize Intellects Intellectus Intellectualized Intellectualism Intellectualist Intellective Intellectually Intellect Intense Interest Integrity Intelligence Interlude Integrate Interminable Interesting Intensify Interpret Intelligent Integer Intercede Intervene Intermittent Interim Intensity Integration Interpretation Integral Interval Internal
intellect (noun) · intellects (plural noun)
intellect ( n.) knowledge and intellectual ability; he has a keen intellect. Synonyms: mind. intellect ( n.) the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination; Synonyms: reason / understanding. intellect ( n.) a person who uses the mind creatively;
Intelligence is the mental ability to compute materials while intellect is the mental capacity for materials. Intelligence is knowledge-based and encompasses all mental processes outside logic while intellect is inborn . Intellect is objective in that it does not require exploration, judgment, or redundancy.
As nouns the difference between knowledge and intellect is that knowledge is (obsolete) acknowledgement while intellect is the faculty of thinking, judging, abstract reasoning, and conceptual understanding; the cognitive faculty (uncountable) . As a verb knowledge is (obsolete) to confess as true; to acknowledge.
The mind is the "busybody", while the intellect uses practical thinking. Intellect is a capability or characteristic defined by the ability to acquire knowledge and skill with inference and deduction to arrive at accurate or better conclusions. Intellect is sometimes possessed and can be acquired too with effort.