Definition of intellection in US English:

intellection

noun

  • The action or process of understanding, as opposed to imagination.

    • ‘Writing was the great discovery, her process of intellection, the frontier.’
    • ‘Mithen's book speaks to the assumptions behind a long-entrenched intellectual culture that has privileged intellection over artistic expression and the individual over the group.’
    • ‘How, otherwise, is intellection possible if I can jointly believe that humans were once apes, but then again weren't?’
    • ‘There are different kinds of intellection, and I think some of them are much more canny about tacit, implicit knowledge, than about scientific or explicit knowledge.’
    • ‘Any definition of intellection or perception, therefore, that splits them into two disparate parts, misunderstands the nature of knowledge and of reality.’

Pronunciation

intellection

/ˌɪn(t)lˈɛkʃ(ə)n//ˌin(t)lˈekSH(ə)n/