IQ

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Psychology.


Origin of IQ

First recorded in 1960–65

i.q.

the same as.

Origin of i.q.

From the Latin word idem quod

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British Dictionary definitions for iq

iq

the internet domain name for

Iraq

IQ

abbreviation for

intelligence quotient

i.q.

abbreviation for

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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Medicine definitions for iq

IQ

abbr.

intelligence quotient

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