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Posted by R. Berg on July 02, 2004

In Reply to: Intelligence/intellect posted by ESC 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:
: 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:
: 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
"Inspite" isn't a word.