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Re: Intelligence/intellect

Posted by ESC on July 01, 2004

In Reply to: Tell me the difference pls... posted by Danger KITTY on July 01, 2004

: Could you pinpoint the difference between inspite and despite.

: Intelligence and Intellect.

I don't think I can. Here's what it says at Merriam-Webster:

in spite of : in defiance or contempt of : without being prevented by

Main Entry: 3 despite
Function: preposition
: in spite of -- Played despite an injury.

Main Entry: in.tel.lect
Pronunciation: 'in-t&l-"ekt
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin intellectus, from intellegere to understand -- more at INTELLIGENT
1 a : the power of knowing as distinguished from the power to feel and to will : the capacity for knowledge b : the capacity for rational or intelligent thought especially when highly developed
2 : a person with great intellectual powers

Main Entry: in.tel.li.gence
Pronunciation: in-'te-l&-j&n(t)s
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin intelligentia, from intelligent-, intelligens intelligent
1 a : the ability to learn or understand or to deal with new or trying situations : REASON; also : the skilled use of reason : the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment or to think abstractly as measured by objective criteria (as tests) b Christian Science : the basic eternal quality of divine Mind c : mental acuteness : SHREWDNESS
2 a : an intelligent entity; especially : ANGEL b : intelligent minds or mind
3 : the act of understanding : COMPREHENSION
4 a : INFORMATION, NEWS b : information concerning an enemy or possible enemy or an area; also : an agency engaged in obtaining such information
5 : the ability to perform computer functions