intelligence test

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Definition of intelligence test 

: a test designed to determine the relative mental capacity of a person

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The McClatchy student tested his race and intelligence hypothesis by having a handful of unidentified teens of various races take an online intelligence test. Diana Lambert And Anita Chabria, sacbee, "High school science fair project questioning African American intelligence sparks outrage," 11 Feb. 2018 The McClatchy student tested his race and intelligence hypothesis by having a handful of unidentified teens of various races take an online intelligence test. Diana Lambert And Anita Chabria, sacbee, "High school science fair project questioning African American intelligence sparks outrage," 11 Feb. 2018 Applicants can qualify by taking certain intelligence tests, including the one given by Mensa itself. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Brain bros and sapient sisters! Mensa may be for you," 26 May 2018 This will lead to subtle variations in human brains, and thereby differences in intelligence tests, which will affect social and economic outcomes in the aggregate in a multiracial, capitalist, post-industrial society. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer, "Denying Genetics Isn’t Shutting Down Racism, It’s Fueling It," 30 Mar. 2018 The second is an increasing focus on fostering the attitudes and personality traits found in successful people in an array of disciplines—including those who did not ace intelligence tests. The Economist, "How and why to search for young Einsteins," 22 Mar. 2018 The student used an on-line intelligence test given to a handful of students in an attempt to make his case. Diana Lambert And Anita Chabria, sacbee, "Racially charged science project prompts review of Sacramento’s elite academic programs | The Sacramento Bee," 11 Feb. 2018 The student tested his race and intelligence hypothesis by having a handful of unidentified teens of various racial and ethnic backgrounds take an online intelligence test. Washington Post, "Two police officers killed in line of duty," 6 Mar. 2018 In addition to poor sources, the student used a free online intelligence test on his subjects. Anita Chabria And Diana Lambert, sacbee, "Here are some answers about the ‘Race and IQ’ science project that caused an uproar," 13 Feb. 2018

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1857, in the meaning defined above

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intelligence test

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English Language Learners Definition of intelligence test

: a test designed to measure a person's intelligence

intelligence test

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Medical Definition of intelligence test 

: a test designed to determine the relative mental capacity of a person to learn — compare achievement test, aptitude test

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