intelligent life

Definition of intelligent life

  1. :  beings that can learn and understand things looking for signs of intelligent life on other planets

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  having or indicating a high or satisfactory degree of intelligence and mental capacity

    :  revealing or reflecting good judgment or sound thought :  skillful

    :  possessing intelligence

  1. :  the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

    :  a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

    :  an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. :  of or relating to animate being

    :  lifelong

    :  using a living model

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