intelligence

7 ENTRIES FOUND:

in·tel·li·gence

noun \in-ˈte-lə-jən(t)s\

: the ability to learn or understand things or to deal with new or difficult situations

: secret information that a government collects about an enemy or possible enemy; also : a government organization that collects such information

Full Definition of INTELLIGENCE

1
a (1) :  the ability to learn or understand or to deal with new or trying situations :  reason; also :  the skilled use of reason (2) :  the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment or to think abstractly as measured by objective criteria (as tests)
b Christian Science :  the basic eternal quality of divine Mind
c :  mental acuteness :  shrewdness
2
a :  an intelligent entity; especially :  angel
b :  intelligent minds or mind <cosmic intelligence>
3
:  the act of understanding :  comprehension
4
a :  information, news
b :  information concerning an enemy or possible enemy or an area; also :  an agency engaged in obtaining such information
5
:  the ability to perform computer functions

Examples of INTELLIGENCE

  1. She impressed us with her superior intelligence.
  2. a person of average intelligence
  3. gathering intelligence about a neighboring country's activities

Origin of INTELLIGENCE

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin intelligentia, from intelligent-, intelligens intelligent
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

in·tel·li·gence

noun \in-ˈtel-ə-jən(t)s\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INTELLIGENCE

1
a : the ability to learn or understand or to deal with new or trying situations b : the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment or to think abstractly as measured by objective criteria (as tests)
2
: mental acuteness
in·tel·li·gent \in-ˈtel-ə-jənt\ adjective
in·tel·li·gent·ly adverb

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