intelligence test


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

Examples of intelligence test in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By contrast, there was no specific pattern on the other intelligence tests, which involved self-control and associative learning. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 14 Sep. 2023 Although hardly an intelligence test for a human, buying something online on the open web is a lot more complicated and challenging than the tasks that Siri, Alexa, or the Google Assistant typically handle. Will Knight, WIRED, 1 Feb. 2024 In a new paper published 10 November in the journal Intelligent Computing, a pair of researchers have proposed a new kind of intelligence test that treats machines as participants of a psychological study to determine how closely their reasoning skills match those of human beings. IEEE Spectrum, 30 Nov. 2023 The most important intelligence test of machine versus man in decades sails by with hardly the rattle of a plastic fern. Malcolm MacIver, Discover Magazine, 17 Feb. 2011 For studio executives, generative AI is an intelligence test. Roger McNamee, WIRED, 19 July 2023 In a 1984 study, James Flynn noticed that intelligence test scores had steadily increased since the early 1930s. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 9 Apr. 2023 The research was based on a standardized intelligence test the men took as part of compulsory military service, which included tests of verbal understanding, technical comprehension, spatial ability and logic. Low De Wei, Fortune, 17 Feb. 2023 In other words, the strength of face recognition does not seem to track other intelligence test results much at all (including tests which measure verbal and visual memory). Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 25 Feb. 2010 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of intelligence test was in 1857

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“Intelligence test.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

intelligence test

: a test designed to measure a person's intelligence compared to others

Medical Definition

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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