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intellectual

  

      adj  
1    of or relating to the intellect, as opposed to the emotions  
2    appealing to or characteristic of people with a developed intellect  
intellectual literature     
3    expressing or enjoying mental activity  
      n  
4    a person who enjoys mental activity and has highly developed tastes in art, literature, etc.  
5    a person who uses or works with his intellect  
6    a highly intelligent person  
  intellectuality, intellectualness      n  
  intellectually      adv  


intellectual property  
      n   an intangible asset, such as a copyright or patent  
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n.
Lesewut is a German word for "reading craze" (literally) used to describe a specific period in the intellectual history of Germany from the late eighteenth century onward.
n.
stereotypical belief that disconsiders in terms of intellectual and physical qualities women who stay home to look after their children
n.
A meeting of people who have the same interests, or belong to the same organization
I like conventions more than meeting with people who have nothing in common with me.
n.
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
neologism ... created on some blog
n.
the preferred terminology used among the management hierarchy of a business establishment in reference to native ideas and common interests related to their particular field.
syn.: slang, jargon
vi.
When a large group of competing corporations hope to use the government to protect or enhance their interests.
Economic Term.
v.
wave hand as a sign of rejection, disapproval or lack of interest
n.
A small short-term loan, with very high interest rates, that the borrower promises to repay on or near the next payday. Used by wage earners who run short of cash before payday. Payday lending is an established form of lending in the US and Canada.
Also: payday advance, overnight loan.

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