IQ

noun
\ ˌī-ˈkyü How to pronounce IQ (audio) \

Definition of IQ

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Definition of iq (Entry 2 of 2)

the same as

Examples of IQ in a Sentence

Noun They wanted me to take an IQ test. he has a movie IQ that is off the charts

First Known Use of IQ

Noun

1920, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for IQ

Noun

intelligence quotient

Abbreviation

Latin idem quod

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“IQ.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/IQ. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for IQ

IQ

noun
\ ˌī-ˈkyü How to pronounce IQ (audio) \

Kids Definition of IQ

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

IQ

noun
\ ˌī-ˈkyü How to pronounce IQ (audio) \

Medical Definition of IQ

: a number used to express the apparent relative intelligence of a person based on the results of standardized testing: 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

History and Etymology for IQ

intelligence quotient

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