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intelligence

in·tel·li·gence

intelligence

 
pronunciation:
ihn te l jns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the ability to learn, reason, and understand.
Those math problems are easy for him because of his high intelligence.
 
synonyms:
intellect, understanding, wit
similar words:
aptitude, brain, comprehension, mind, reason, sense, thought
definition 2: the branch of government or the military that collects and analyzes information about other governments.
The president got information from intelligence before he made any decisions.
definition 3: knowledge or information, or the collecting of such knowledge or information.
The general received intelligence of a secret attack.
synonyms:
word
similar words:
espionage, investigation, knowledge, news, observation, story
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