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  1. the same as.
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Origin of i.q.

From the Latin word idem quod
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Related Words for i.q.

intellect, mentality, mind, understanding, brain, grasp, I.Q., brains

British Dictionary definitions for i.q.


abbreviation for
  1. idem quod
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Word Origin for i.q.

Latin: the same as
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Word Origin and History for i.q.


1922, abbreviation of intelligence quotient, a 1921 translation of German Intelligenz-quotient, coined 1912 by German psychologist William L. Stern (1871-1938).

Intelligence is a general capacity of an individual consciously to adjust his thinking to new requirements: it is general mental adaptability to new problems and conditions of life. [Stern, "The Psychological Methods of Testing Intelligence," 1914]
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