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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·tel·lec·tu·al /ˌɪntḷˈɛkʧəwəl, ʧəl, ʃwəl/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 in·tel·lec·tu·al /ˌɪntḷˈɛkʧ(əw)əl, ˈɛkʃwəl/ 形容詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·tel·lec·tu·al a.
 1. Belonging to, or performed by, the intellect; mental; as, intellectual powers, activities, etc.
    Logic is to teach us the right use of our reason or intellectual powers.   --I. Watts.
 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.
 Who would lose,
 Though full of pain, this intellectual being,
 Those thoughts that wander through eternity?   --Milton.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·tel·lec·tu·al, n.
 1. The intellect or understanding; mental powers or faculties.
 Her husband, for I view far round, not nigh,
 Whose higher intellectual more I shun.   --Milton.
    I kept her intellectuals in a state of exercise.   --De Quincey.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of or relating to the intellect; "his intellectual career"
      2: of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind;
         "intellectual problems"; "the triumph of the rational over
         the animal side of man" [syn: rational, noetic]
      3: appealing to or using the intellect; "satire is an
         intellectual weapon"; "intellectual workers engaged in
         creative literary or artistic or scientific labor"; "has
         tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people";
         "coldly intellectual"; "sort of the intellectual type";
         "intellectual literature" [ant: nonintellectual]
      4: involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct; "a
         cerebral approach to the problem"; "cerebral drama" [syn:
         cerebral] [ant: emotional]
      n : a person who uses the mind creatively [syn: intellect]