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Dictionary definition for: Intellectual

1. (n) a person who uses the mind creatively

2. (a) of or relating to the intellect; "his intellectual career"

3. (s) of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind; "intellectual problems" "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man"

4. (a) 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

5. (a) involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct; "a cerebral approach to the problem" "cerebral drama"

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