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a. capable of being apprehended by the mind or intellect alone
b. (in metaphysical systems such as those of Plato or Kant) denoting that metaphysical realm which is accessible to the intellect as opposed to the world of mere phenomena accessible to the senses



a philosophical term denoting an object or phenomenon comprehended only through reason or intellectual intuition. The sensible, that is, that which is comprehended by means of the senses, is the opposite of the intelligible. The concept of intelligible is widely used in Scholasticism and in the philosophy of I. Kant.

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Universal concepts come about only as a byproduct of reflecting upon intelligible particulars which are intellectually apprehended.
Intelligible matter is also discussed in Z 10-11, where we are told, at 1037a2-5, that in the case of particular circles, the semi-circles that compose them will be parts of the circle as intelligible matter.
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They organized their field of representation into that which appeared intelligible and important and that which was irrational or superstitious.
Such reservations aside, this was a loose yet intelligible grouping of works by artists of different generations, displayed to bring out connections and differences across time.
Soprano Lauren Flanigan gives the searing vocal part a valiant effort, but setting the English language to a gracious and intelligible vocal line has never been Glass's forte.
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It didn't seem to matter to the five-member majority that the city's porous redevelopment plan did not evince any intelligible purpose, let alone the public use that the Constitution requires.