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intelligence

[ in-tel-i-juhns ]
/ ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒəns /
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noun
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Origin of intelligence

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin intelligentia.See intelligent, -ence

synonym study for intelligence

1. See mind.

OTHER WORDS FROM intelligence

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British Dictionary definitions for intelligence

intelligence
/ (ɪnˈtɛlɪdʒəns) /

noun

Derived forms of intelligence

intelligential, adjective

Word Origin for intelligence

C14: from Latin intellegentia, from intellegere to discern, comprehend, literally: choose between, from inter- + legere to choose
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