[in-tl-ek-choo-uh l] /ˌɪn tlˈɛk tʃu əl/
appealing to or engaging the :
of or relating to the or its use:
possessing or showing or mental capacity, especially to a high degree:
an intellectual person.
guided or developed by or relying on the rather than upon emotions or feelings; rational.
characterized by or suggesting a predominance of :
an intellectual way of speaking.
a person of superior intellect.
a person who places a high value on or pursues things of interest to the intellect or the more complex forms and fields of knowledge, as aesthetic or philosophical matters, especially on an abstract and general level.
an extremely rational person; a person who relies on intellect rather than on emotions or feelings.
a person professionally engaged in mental labor, as a writer or teacher.
not appealing to or characteristic of people with a developed intellect
of or relating to the intellect, as opposed to the emotions
appealing to or characteristic of people with a developed intellect: intellectual literature
expressing or enjoying mental activity
a person who enjoys mental activity and has highly developed tastes in art, literature, etc
a person who uses or works with his intellect
a highly intelligent person
late 14c., “grasped by the understanding” (rather than by the senses), from Old French intellectuel and directly from Latin intellectualis “relating to the understanding,” from intellectus “discernment, understanding,” from past participle stem of intelligere “to understand, discern” (see intelligence). Intellectual property attested from 1845. Other adjective formations included intellective (late 15c.), intellectile (1670s).
1590s, “mind, intellect,” from intellectual (adj.); sense of “an intellectual person” is from 1650s. Related: Intellectuals.
A person who engages in academic study or critical evaluation of ideas and issues. (See intelligentsia.)
[in-tel-i-juh nt] /ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒənt/ adjective 1. having good understanding or a high mental capacity; quick to comprehend, as persons or animals: an intelligent student. 2. displaying or characterized by quickness of understanding, sound thought, or good judgment: an intelligent reply. 3. having the faculty of reasoning and understanding; possessing : intelligent beings in outer […]
[in-ter-ak-tiv] /ˌɪn tərˈæk tɪv/ adjective 1. acting one upon or with the other. 2. of or relating to a two-way system of electronic communications, as by means of television or computer: interactive communications between families using two-way cable television. 3. (of a computer program or system) with a human user, often in a conversational way, […]
[non-in-ter-kawrs, -kohrs] /nɒnˈɪn tərˌkɔrs, -ˌkoʊrs/ noun 1. suspension of interchange in relations, especially commercial or political relations.
noun, U.S. History. 1. the act of Congress (1809) prohibiting all shipping and trade between the United States and British- or French-controlled ports.