intelligence quotient


Definition of intelligence quotient

Examples of intelligence quotient in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps Mercedes should rename its EQ subbrand IQ, because the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS580 feels as if it were developed to appeal to individuals with the emotional quotient of Mark Zuckerberg and the intelligence quotient of Albert Einstein. Greg Fink, Car and Driver, 12 July 2022 Then, in the mid-1990s, a generational shift moved the E.Q.—emotional intelligence quotient—onto the scene, encouraging us to perceive and act on our emotions. Hilary Decesare, Forbes, 30 June 2022 In today’s context, EQ (emotional quotient) is as important as IQ (intelligence quotient), if not more so. Anirban Mukhopadhyay, Quartz India, 6 May 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'intelligence quotient.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of intelligence quotient

1913, in the meaning defined above

Buying Guide

Check out the best educational products selected by our Reviews team.

Learn More About intelligence quotient

Time Traveler for intelligence quotient

Time Traveler

The first known use of intelligence quotient was in 1913

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near intelligence quotient

intelligence officer

intelligence quotient


See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for intelligence quotient

Last Updated

16 Jul 2022

Cite this Entry

“Intelligence quotient.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for intelligence quotient

intelligence quotient


Medical Definition of intelligence quotient

: iq

More from Merriam-Webster on intelligence quotient Encyclopedia article about intelligence quotient


Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!