Definition of IQ

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Origin of IQ

Latin idem quod


noun \ˌī-ˈkyü\

: a number that represents your intelligence and that is based on your score on a special test

Full Definition of IQ

:  a number used to express the apparent relative intelligence of a person: as
a :  the ratio of the mental age (as reported on a standardized test) to the chronological age multiplied by 100
b :  a score determined by one's performance on a standardized intelligence test relative to the average performance of others of the same age
:  proficiency in or knowledge of a specified subject <nobody questioned his hockey IQ>

Examples of IQ

  1. They wanted me to take an IQ test.
  2. <he has a movie IQ that is off the charts>

Origin of IQ

intelligence quotient
First Known Use: 1920

Other Psychology Terms

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IQ Defined for Kids


noun \ˌī-ˈkyü\

Definition of IQ for Kids

:  a number that represents a person's level of intelligence based on the score of a special test


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