IQ

Origin of IQ

First recorded in 1960–65

i.q.

  1. the same as.

Origin of i.q.

From the Latin word idem quod
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Examples from the Web for iq

Contemporary Examples of iq

Historical Examples of iq

  • The IQ of the bright child is above 100 and of the dull child below 100.

    Psychology

    Robert S. Woodworth

  • An IQ of 125 means that he has picked up knowledge and skill 25 per cent.

    Psychology

    Robert S. Woodworth

  • The IQ of the exactly average child, of any age, is 1, or 100 per cent.

    Psychology

    Robert S. Woodworth

  • In this progressive age, some children even know their own IQ.

    Psychology

    Robert S. Woodworth

  • Words are often written with nasalized finals: n for t sometimes, ng for k almost always, irn (only) for iq.


British Dictionary definitions for iq

iq

the internet domain name for
  1. Iraq

IQ

abbreviation for
  1. intelligence quotient

i.q.

abbreviation for
  1. idem quod

Word Origin for i.q.

Latin: the same as
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Word Origin and History for iq

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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iq in Medicine

IQ

abbr.
  1. intelligence quotient
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