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The ability to see and understand clearly the inner nature of things, esp. by intuition
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  1. The ability to see and understand clearly the inner nature of things, esp. by intuition
  2. A clear understanding of the inner nature of some specific thing
  3. The ability to discern the true nature of a situation, especially by intuition.
The human faculty or power to mentally grasp or understand clearly.
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  1. The human faculty or power to mentally grasp or understand clearly.
  2. Acuteness of perception, discernment, or understanding.
The condition of understanding.
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  1. The condition of understanding.
  2. The power of discerning; keen perception or judgment; insight; acumen
  3. Keenness of insight and judgment.
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  1. (Of an image) distinctness, focus
  2. (Countable) The product or result of being sharp.
  3. (Of intelligence) acuteness or acuity
The quality of being astute.
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The quality or an instance of being sagacious; penetrating intelligence and sound judgment
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  1. The quality or an instance of being sagacious; penetrating intelligence and sound judgment
The property of being clever.
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  1. The property of being clever.
  2. Something clever, or done cleverly.
The quality of being shrewd.
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  1. The quality of being shrewd.
  2. An invented collective name for a group of apes.
Conformity to fact.
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  1. Conformity to fact.
  2. The state of being accurate; freedom from mistakes, this exemption arising from carefulness; exactness; nicety; correctness
  3. Exact conformity to truth, or to a rule or model; degree of conformity of a measure to a true or standard value.
An agency or organization whose purpose is to gather such information:
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  1. An agency or organization whose purpose is to gather such information:
  2. (--- Psychol.) Measured success in using these abilities to perform certain tasks
  3. The ability to learn or understand from experience; ability to acquire and retain knowledge; mental ability
Wise discourse or teaching
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  1. Wise discourse or teaching
  2. A wise outlook, plan, or course of action.
  3. The quality of being wise; power of judging rightly and following the soundest course of action, based on knowledge, experience, understanding, etc.; good judgment; sagacity
The power or ability to think, learn, judge, etc.; intelligence; sense
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  1. The power or ability to think, learn, judge, etc.; intelligence; sense
  2. (Uncountable) Mental, sometimes emotional process of comprehension, assimilation of knowledge, which is subjective by its nature.
  3. (Countable) Reason or intelligence, ability to grasp the full meaning of knowledge, ability to infer.
The capacity for understanding ideas, facts, etc.
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  1. The capacity for understanding ideas, facts, etc.
  2. Thorough understanding
  3. Understanding or knowledge that results from this
Something known or learned in this way
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  1. Something known or learned in this way
  2. The direct knowing or learning of something without the conscious use of reasoning; immediate understanding
The capacity of an organ or organism to respond to a stimulus.
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  1. The capacity of an organ or organism to respond to a stimulus.
  2. The quality or condition of being sensitive:
  3. The degree of response of a receiver or instrument to an incoming signal or to a change in the incoming signal, as in FM radio.
The faculty of sight; eyesight:
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  1. The faculty of sight; eyesight:
  2. The experience of having such a perception or revelation
  3. The act or power of seeing with the eye; sense of sight
A firm hold or grip.
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  1. A firm hold or grip.
  2. Power of understanding; comprehension
  3. Understanding; comprehension:
The capacity for such insight or knowledge:
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  1. The capacity for such insight or knowledge:
  2. The act of perceiving or the ability to perceive; mental grasp of objects, qualities, etc. by means of the senses; awareness; comprehension
  3. The understanding, knowledge, etc. gotten by perceiving
(Uncountable) The state or quality of being smart.
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  1. (Uncountable) The state or quality of being smart.
  2. (Countable) The result or product of being smart.
The fact of being brilliant; great brightness, radiance, intensity, splendor, intelligence, etc.
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  1. The fact of being brilliant; great brightness, radiance, intensity, splendor, intelligence, etc.
  2. The state or quality of being brilliant, as:
  3. Exceptional clarity and agility of intellect or invention.
The condition of being unable to focus on near objects; presbyopia
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  1. The condition of being unable to focus on near objects; presbyopia
  2. The quality of being considerate about what might happen in the future
The state or quality of being aware of something
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  1. The state or quality of being aware of something
  2. The state or level of consciousness where sense data can be confirmed by an observer.
The disposition to employ one's skill in an artful manner; craftiness; guile; artifice; skill of being cunning, sly, conniving, or deceitful.
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  1. The disposition to employ one's skill in an artful manner; craftiness; guile; artifice; skill of being cunning, sly, conniving, or deceitful.
  2. Practical skill employed in a secret or crafty manner; craft; artifice; skillful deceit.
  3. Practical knowledge or experience; aptitude in performance; skill, proficiency; dexterity.
Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit.
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  1. Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit.
  2. A trick or stratagem.
  3. Slyness and cunning in dealing with others
Acuteness; keenness, as of thought or vision
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  1. Acuteness; keenness, as of thought or vision
  2. Acuteness of vision or perception; keenness.
The ability to perceive incongruous relationships and express them in a surprising or epigrammatic manner
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  1. The ability to perceive incongruous relationships and express them in a surprising or epigrammatic manner
  2. The ability to express oneself intelligently in a playful or humorous manner, often in overturning audience expectations:
  3. A person noted for this ability, especially in conversation:
Perspicacity.
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  1. Perspicacity.
  2. The quality of being perspicuous; clearness and lucidity:
Inborn intelligence; innate good sense. [from 15th c.]
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  1. Inborn intelligence; innate good sense. [from 15th c.]
  2. Alternative form of mother wit.
  3. Innate intelligence or common sense.
The quality of having foresight
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  1. The quality of having foresight
  2. The prudent exercise of common sense when planning for the future
A person's individual ability to think and reason:
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  1. A person's individual ability to think and reason:
  2. The ability to reason or understand or to perceive relationships, differences, etc.; power of thought; mind
  3. The ability to learn and reason; the capacity for knowledge and understanding:
An act, policy, pattern of behavior, etc. characterized by such partiality
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  1. An act, policy, pattern of behavior, etc. characterized by such partiality
  2. The act of denying rights, benefits, justice, equitable treatment, or access to facilities available to all others, to an individual or group of people because of their race, age, gender, handicap or other defining characteristic. See also reverse discrimination. The act of denying rights, benefits, justice, equitable treatment, or access to facilities available to all others, to an individual or group of people because of their race, age, gender, handicap or other defining characteristic. See also reverse discrimination.
  3. Treatment or consideration based on class or category, such as race or gender, rather than individual merit; partiality or prejudice.
A legal decision; order, decree, or sentence given by a judge or law court
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  1. A legal decision; order, decree, or sentence given by a judge or law court
  2. An opinion or estimate formed after consideration or deliberation, especially a formal or authoritative decision:
  3. The ability to come to opinions about things; power of comparing and deciding; understanding; good sense
Delicacy or elegance of language, speech, manners, etc.; polish; cultivation
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  1. Delicacy or elegance of language, speech, manners, etc.; polish; cultivation
  2. The act, or the result of refining; the removal of impurities, or a purified material
  3. A keen or precise phrasing; a subtle distinction.
(Plural only, informal) Intelligence; aptitude; mental capability.
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  1. (Plural only, informal) Intelligence; aptitude; mental capability.
  2. Plural form of brain
  3. (Plural only) The brain of one or more animals used as food.
(Idiomatic) Common sense, especially with a connotation of folk wisdom independent from, and trumping, formal education.
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  1. (Idiomatic) Common sense, especially with a connotation of folk wisdom independent from, and trumping, formal education.
Alternative spelling of know-how.
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  1. Alternative spelling of know-how.
  2. The knowledge and skill required to do something correctly.
(Informal, chiefly US) intelligence; smartness
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The quality of being astute.
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The ability to distinguish; judgement.
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  1. The ability to distinguish; judgement.
  2. The act or process of exhibiting keen insight and good judgment.
  3. To distinguish between things.
The ability or power to see or make fine distinctions; discernment.
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  1. The ability or power to see or make fine distinctions; discernment.
  2. Partiality, or bias, in the treatment of a person or group, which is unfair, illegal, etc.
  3. The act of denying rights, benefits, justice, equitable treatment, or access to facilities available to all others, to an individual or group of people because of their race, age, gender, handicap or other defining characteristic. See also reverse discrimination. The act of denying rights, benefits, justice, equitable treatment, or access to facilities available to all others, to an individual or group of people because of their race, age, gender, handicap or other defining characteristic. See also reverse discrimination.
(Anatomy) The vertebrate organ of sight, composed of a pair of fluid-filled spherical structures that occupy the orbits of the skull. Incoming light is refracted by the cornea of the eye and transmitted through the pupil to the lens, which focuses the image onto the retina.
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  1. (Anatomy) The vertebrate organ of sight, composed of a pair of fluid-filled spherical structures that occupy the orbits of the skull. Incoming light is refracted by the cornea of the eye and transmitted through the pupil to the lens, which focuses the image onto the retina.
  2. A choice center cut of meat, as of beef:
  3. A brood.
The part of the human face between the mouth and the eyes, having two openings and cavities behind them for breathing and smelling
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  1. The part of the human face between the mouth and the eyes, having two openings and cavities behind them for breathing and smelling
  2. The sense of smell:
  3. The ability to detect, sense, or discover as if by smell:
The faculty, act or power of perceiving; perception.
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Acuteness of perception, discernment, or understanding.
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  1. Acuteness of perception, discernment, or understanding.
  2. The human faculty or power to mentally grasp or understand clearly.
The quality or an instance of being sagacious; penetrating intelligence and sound judgment
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  1. The quality or an instance of being sagacious; penetrating intelligence and sound judgment
The property of being sage.
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  1. The property of being sage.
The quality of being shrewd.
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  1. The quality of being shrewd.
  2. An invented collective name for a group of apes.
The ability to express oneself intelligently in a playful or humorous manner, often in overturning audience expectations:
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  1. The ability to express oneself intelligently in a playful or humorous manner, often in overturning audience expectations:
  2. A person noted for this ability, especially in conversation:
  3. (Obs.) The mind
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