<programming language>

A query language written by Larry Harris in 1977, close to natural English.

(01 Mar 1995)

<psychology> The part or faculty of the human soul by which it knows, as distinguished from the power to feel and to will; sometimes, the capacity for higher forms of knowledge, as distinguished from the power to perceive objects in their relations; the power to judge and comprehend; the thinking faculty; the understanding.

Origin: L. Intellectus, fr. Intelligere, intellectum, to understand: cf. Intellect. See Intelligent.

(01 Mar 1998)