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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 capacity to learn, reason, and understand.
A person of average intelligence should have no difficulty with these instructions.Is it possible to construct a truly accurate test of intelligence?.
 
synonyms:
brainpower, intellect, understanding, wit
similar words:
aptitude, brain, cognition, comprehension, gray matter, mentality, mind, reason, sense, smart, thought
definition 2: the demonstration of such capacity.
These devices were designed with great skill and intelligence.These required forms don't seem to be written with any intelligence at all!
synonyms:
acumen, astuteness, cleverness, perspicacity, sagacity, smarts
similar words:
brilliance, common sense, discernment, ingenuity, insight, savvy, wisdom
definition 3: knowledge or information, or the collecting of such knowledge or information.
The general received intelligence of the planned surprise attack.
synonyms:
information, word
similar words:
espionage, investigation, knowledge, lowdown, news, observation, story, surveillance, tip-off
definition 4: the branch of government or the military that collects and analyzes information, often obtained secretly, about other governments or about people suspected of subversion.
The president is waiting for information from intelligence before making any decisions.
synonyms:
secret service
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