WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
in•tel•li•gence /ɪnˈtɛlɪdʒəns/USA pronunciation
- capacity for learning, reasoning, and understanding:Do computers have any intelligence?
- mental alertness or quickness of understanding:writes with intelligence and wit.
- news received or given, esp. about an enemy.
- an organization that gathers such information:military intelligence.See -leg-.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
intelligence /ɪnˈtɛlɪdʒəns/ n
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin intellegentia, from intellegere to discern, comprehend, literally: choose between, from inter- + legere to chooseinˌtelliˈgential adj
- the capacity for understanding; ability to perceive and comprehend meaning
- old-fashioned news; information
- military information about enemies, spies, etc
- a group or department that gathers or deals with such information
- (often capital) an intelligent being, esp one that is not embodied
- (modifier) of or relating to intelligence: an intelligence network
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