intelligence quotient


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Recent Examples on the Web In today’s context, EQ (emotional quotient) is as important as IQ (intelligence quotient), if not more so. Anirban Mukhopadhyay, Quartz India, "The rise of online learning raises questions about the price we put on education," 6 May 2020

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1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Intelligence quotient.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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