intelligence

[ in-tel-i-juhns ]
/ ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒəns /

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

hy·per·in·tel·li·gence, nounnon·in·tel·li·gence, nounpre·in·tel·li·gence, nounsu·per·in·tel·li·gence, noun
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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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Medical definitions for intelligence

intelligence
[ ĭn-tĕlə-jəns ]

n.

The capacity to acquire and apply knowledge, especially toward a purposeful goal.
An individual's relative standing on two quantitative indices, namely measured intelligence, as expressed by an intelligence quotient, and effectiveness of adaptive behavior.
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