Definitions for Intelligence
ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒənsIntel·li·gence
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Intelligence.
the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
intelligence, intelligence service, intelligence agencynoun
a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy
intelligence, intelligence informationnoun
secret information about an enemy (or potential enemy)
"we sent out planes to gather intelligence on their radar coverage"
news, intelligence, tidings, wordnoun
information about recent and important events
"they awaited news of the outcome"
intelligence, intelligence activity, intelligence operationnoun
the operation of gathering information about an enemy
(Mil.) The division within a military organization that gathers and evaluates information about an enemy.
Capacity of mind, especially to understand principles, truths, facts or meanings, acquire knowledge, and apply it to practice; the ability to learn and comprehend.
An entity that has such capacities.
Information, usually secret, about the enemy or about hostile activities.
A political or military department, agency or unit designed to gather information, usually secret, about the enemy or about hostile activities.
Etymology: From intelligence.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: intelligence, French; intelligentia, Latin.
It was perceived there had not been in the catholicks, either at Armenia or at Seleucia, so much foresight as to provide that true intelligence might pass between them of what was done. Richard Hooker, b. v.
A mankind witch! hence with her, out of door!
A most intelligency bawd! William Shakespeare.
He furnished his employed men liberally with money, to draw on and reward intelligences; giving them also in charge to advertise continually what they found. Francis Bacon, H. VII.
The advertisements of neighbour princes are always to be regarded, for that they receive intelligence from better authors than persons of inferior note. John Hayward.
Let all the passages
Be well secur'd, that no intelligence
May pass between the prince and them. John Denham, Sophy.
Those tales had been sung to lull children asleep, before ever Berosus set up his intelligence office at Coos. Richard Bentley.
Factious followers are worse to be liked, which follow not upon affection to him with whom they range themselves; whereupon commonly ensueth that ill intelligence that we see between great personages. Francis Bacon.
He lived rather in a fair intelligence than any friendship with the favourites. Edward Hyde.
How fully hast thou satisfied me, pure
Intelligence of heav'n, angel! John Milton, Parad. Lost.
There are divers ranks of created beings intermediate between the glorious God and man, as the glorious angels and created intelligences. Matthew Hale.
They hoped to get the favour of the houses, and by the favour of the houses they hoped for that of the intelligencies, and by their favour for that of the supreme God. Edward Stillingfleet.
The regularity of motion, visible in the great variety and curiosity of bodies, is a demonstration that the whole mass of matter is under the conduct of a mighty intelligence. Collier.
Satan, appearing like a cherub to Uriel, the intelligence of the sun circumvented him even in his own province. Dryden.
Heaps of huge words, up hoarded hideously,
They think to be chief praise of poetry;
And thereby wanting due intelligence,
Have marr'd the face of goodly poesie. Edmund Spenser.
the act or state of knowing; the exercise of the understanding
the capacity to know or understand; readiness of comprehension; the intellect, as a gift or an endowment
information communicated; news; notice; advice
acquaintance; intercourse; familiarity
knowledge imparted or acquired, whether by study, research, or experience; general information
an intelligent being or spirit; -- generally applied to pure spirits; as, a created intelligence
Etymology: [F. intelligence, L. intelligentia, intellegentia. See Intelligent.]
Intelligence has been defined in many different ways including, but not limited to, abstract thought, understanding, self-awareness, communication, reasoning, learning, having emotional knowledge, retaining, planning, and problem solving. Intelligence is most widely studied in humans, but has also been observed in animals and in plants. Artificial intelligence is the simulation of intelligence in machines. Within the discipline of psychology, various approaches to human intelligence have been adopted. The psychometric approach is especially familiar to the general public, as well as being the most researched and by far the most widely used in practical settings.
The Roycroft Dictionary
The grand inquisitor that tortures from every truth the confession that it lies, and from every lie a confession of its divine necessity.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The ability to learn and to deal with new situations and to deal effectively with tasks involving abstractions.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
The product resulting from the collection, processing, integration, evaluation, analysis, and interpretation of available information concerning foreign nations, hostile or potentially hostile forces or elements, or areas of actual or potential operations. The term is also applied to the activity which results in the product and to the organizations engaged in such activity. See also acoustic intelligence; all-source intelligence; basic intelligence; combat intelligence; communications intelligence; critical intelligence; current intelligence; departmental intelligence; domestic intelligence; electronic intelligence; electro-optical intelligence; foreign intelligence; foreign instrumentation signals intelligence; general military intelligence; human resources intelligence; imagery intelligence; joint intelligence; laser intelligence; measurement and signature intelligence; medical intelligence; military intelligence; national intelligence; nuclear intelligence; open-source intelligence; operational intelligence; political intelligence; radar intelligence; scientific and technical intelligence; security intelligence; strategic intelligence; tactical intelligence; target intelligence; technical intelligence; technical operational intelligence; terrain intelligence.
A form of data, facts, information, proof, research and statistics.
They used the intelligence to reason efficiently and logically.
Submitted by MaryC on February 11, 2020
The ability to feel, know and understand intuitively.
Intelligence is a gift, to be used wisely.
Submitted by MaryC on February 11, 2020
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Intelligence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2833
Rank popularity for the word 'Intelligence' in Nouns Frequency: #1230
The numerical value of Intelligence in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Intelligence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability.
Working hard overcomes a who lot of other obstacles. You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people.
He passed on security information to the Israeli and American intelligence agencies about Iran's armed forces, particularly the Guards.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.
We are discussing with member states how to set up this kind of alert mechanism for airlines, progress is slow, I have to acknowledge, because we are dealing with organisations which are not really programmed to share information : military intelligence agencies basically.
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Translations for Intelligence
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- معلومات, ذكاء, جهاز المخابراتArabic
- llestesa, seny, intel·ligènciaCatalan, Valencian
- inteligence, rozvědka, zpravodajská službaCzech
- efterretninger, intelligens, efterretningstjenesteDanish
- Sicherheitsdienst, Geheimdienstinformationen, intelligentes Leben, Nachrichtendienst, Geheimdienst, IntelligenzGerman
- υπηρεσία πληροφοριών, πληροφορία, ευφυΐα, νοημοσύνηGreek
- inteligento, inteligentecoEsperanto
- luureandmed, haritlane, luure, arukusEstonian
- sotilastiedustelu, tiedustelutieto, älykkyys, älyFinnish
- fregnartænasta, vitFaroese
- intelligence, renseignementsFrench
- מודיעין, שכל, אגף המודיעין, אינטליגנציהHebrew
- hírszerzés, intelligenciaHungarian
- խելք, բանականությունArmenian
- 情報機関, 情報, 知力Japanese
- 지혜, 이해력, 情報, 정보Korean
- ingenium, nūntius, intelligentiaLatin
- gudrība, saprātsLatvian
- интелиге́нција, разузна́вање, разузна́вачка слу́жбаMacedonian
- оюун ухаанMongolian
- inlichtingendienst, inlichting, intelligentie, wezenDutch
- inteligencja, wywiadPolish
- inteligență, judecatăRomanian
- интеллиге́нция, интеллиге́нтность, интелле́кт, разве́дка, све́дения, разве́дывательные да́нные, разведда́нныеRussian
- inteligencija, obavještajna službaSerbo-Croatian
- obveščevalna služba, inteligencaSlovene
- underrättelse, underrättelsetjänst, intelligensSwedish
- ปรีชา, สมอง, เมธาThai
- istihbarat, akıllı yaşam, istihbarat teşkilatı, zekâTurkish
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