Intellect vs Mastermind - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between intellect and mastermind
is that intellect
is the faculty of thinking, judging, abstract reasoning, and conceptual understanding; the cognitive faculty (uncountable)
is a person with an extraordinary intellect or skill that is markedly superior to his or her peers.
As a verb mastermind is
to act in the role of mastermind.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
the faculty of thinking, judging, abstract reasoning, and conceptual understanding; the cognitive faculty (uncountable)
the capacity of that faculty (in a particular person) (uncountable)
- Intellect is one of man's greatest powers.
a person who has that faculty to a great degree
- They were chosen because of their outstanding intellect .
- Some of the world's leading intellects were meeting there.
* See also
A person with an extraordinary intellect or skill that is markedly superior to his or her peers.
*1840 , (Edgar Allan Poe), ‘The Colloquy of Monos and Una’:
*:At long intervals some master-minds appeared, looking upon each advance in practical science as a retro-gradation in the true utility.
, author=Steve Kemper
, title=Code Name Ginger: the Story Behind Segway and Dean Kamen's Quest to Invent a New World
, passage=His first outside hire wasn't an electronics whiz or a mechanical mastermind
, but a young industrial designer, a creature hitherto unknown at DEKA.}}
A person responsible for the highest level of planning and execution of a major operation.
, author=Mark S. Hamm
, title=Terrorism as Crime: from Oklahoma City to Al-Qaeda and Beyond
, passage=The first was with none other than Khalid Sheikh Mohammad (KSM), mastermind
of the 9/11 attacks.}}
To act in the role of mastermind.
, author=Kevin Danaher et al.
, title=Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grassroots
, passage=It would later be revealed that the corporation contributed over a quarter of a million dollars to the effort—a whopping 93 percent of the total coffer—and hired a team of media and political experts to mastermind