What does intelligence mean?

Definitions for intelligence
ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒənsin·tel·li·gence

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word intelligence.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intelligencenoun

    the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience

  2. intelligence, intelligence service, intelligence agencynoun

    a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy

  3. intelligence, intelligence informationnoun

    secret information about an enemy (or potential enemy)

    "we sent out planes to gather intelligence on their radar coverage"

  4. news, intelligence, tidings, wordnoun

    information about recent and important events

    "they awaited news of the outcome"

  5. intelligence, intelligence activity, intelligence operationnoun

    the operation of gathering information about an enemy

GCIDE

  1. Intelligencenoun

    (Mil.) The division within a military organization that gathers and evaluates information about an enemy.

Wiktionary

  1. intelligencenoun

    Capacity of mind, especially to understand principles, truths, facts or meanings, acquire knowledge, and apply it to practice; the ability to learn and comprehend.

  2. intelligencenoun

    An entity that has such capacities.

  3. intelligencenoun

    Information, usually secret, about the enemy or about hostile activities.

  4. intelligencenoun

    A political or military department, agency or unit designed to gather information, usually secret, about the enemy or about hostile activities.

  5. Etymology: From intelligence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intelligencenoun

    the act or state of knowing; the exercise of the understanding

  2. Intelligencenoun

    the capacity to know or understand; readiness of comprehension; the intellect, as a gift or an endowment

  3. Intelligencenoun

    information communicated; news; notice; advice

  4. Intelligencenoun

    acquaintance; intercourse; familiarity

  5. Intelligencenoun

    knowledge imparted or acquired, whether by study, research, or experience; general information

  6. Intelligencenoun

    an intelligent being or spirit; -- generally applied to pure spirits; as, a created intelligence

  7. Etymology: [F. intelligence, L. intelligentia, intellegentia. See Intelligent.]

Freebase

  1. Intelligence

    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

  1. intelligence

    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

  1. Intelligence

    The ability to learn and to deal with new situations and to deal effectively with tasks involving abstractions.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. intelligence

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. 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  
  2. intelligence

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'intelligence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2833

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'intelligence' in Nouns Frequency: #1230

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intelligence in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intelligence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of intelligence in a Sentence

  1. Joe Biden:

    If these reports are true, then there is truly no bottom to President Trump's willingness to abuse President Trump power and abase our country. This behavior is particularly abhorrent because it exploits the foreign policy of our country and undermines our national security for political purposes. It means that President Trump used the power and resources of the United States to pressure a sovereign nation — a partner that is still under direct assault from Russia — pushing Ukraine to subvert the rule of law in the express hope of extracting a political favor, such clear-cut corruption damages and diminishes our institutions of government by making them tools of a personal political vendetta. At minimum, Donald Trump should immediately release the transcript of the call in question, so that the American people can judge for themselves, and direct the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to stop stonewalling and release the whistleblower notification to the Congress.

  2. The CIA Polymeropolous:

    There'sconventional wisdom that this is a portable weapon, a microwave weapon that we knew the Soviet Union and the Russians certainly developed and tested for a long time. And it's designed to incapacitate.I mean, it's pretty insidious because it also doesn't leave any kind of open scars or wounds, it's a terror weapon that I think the Russians, in my view, have employed. And they've done so to very good effect because it's caused a great deal of worry and fear among the US diplomatic community. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The majority of senior US government officials, including the intelligence community, believe it's the Russians.

  3. Steve Moore:

    They obviously have some information. They don't know if they're looking at one cell or a series of cells. And so now it's time to get all around at the same table and exchange information, if you can get them all to use the same currency, I cannot believe that you can't get them all to share intelligence.

  4. Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook:

    Ukash's removal from the battlefield is a significant blow to al-Shabaab and reflects the painstaking work by our intelligence, military, and law enforcement professionals.

  5. Chris Farrell:

    From very early on back in 2015, there's a concerted effort by agents from The FBI to apply intelligence tradecraft and intelligence operations to attack and undermine candidate Trump and now President Trump.

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Translations for intelligence

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  • معلومات, ذكاء, جهاز المخابراتArabic
  • аҡылBashkir
  • 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
  • inteligenciaSpanish
  • luureandmed, haritlane, luure, arukusEstonian
  • هوشPersian
  • sotilastiedustelu, tiedustelutieto, älykkyys, älyFinnish
  • fregnartænasta, vitFaroese
  • intelligence, renseignementsFrench
  • מודיעין, שכל, אגף המודיעין, אינטליגנציהHebrew
  • बुद्धिHindi
  • hírszerzés, intelligenciaHungarian
  • խելք, բանականությունArmenian
  • inteligentesoIdo
  • greindIcelandic
  • intelligenzaItalian
  • 情報機関, 情報, 知力Japanese
  • 지혜, 이해력, 情報, 정보Korean
  • ingenium, nūntius, intelligentiaLatin
  • inteligencijaLithuanian
  • gudrība, saprātsLatvian
  • интелиге́нција, разузна́вање, разузна́вачка слу́жбаMacedonian
  • оюун ухаанMongolian
  • inlichtingendienst, inlichting, intelligentie, wezenDutch
  • intelligensNorwegian
  • inteligencja, wywiadPolish
  • inteligênciaPortuguese
  • inteligență, judecatăRomanian
  • интеллиге́нция, интеллиге́нтность, интелле́кт, разве́дка, све́дения, разве́дывательные да́нные, разведда́нныеRussian
  • प्रज्ञाSanskrit
  • inteligencija, obavještajna službaSerbo-Croatian
  • obveščevalna služba, inteligencaSlovene
  • zbulimitAlbanian
  • underrättelse, underrättelsetjänst, intelligensSwedish
  • మేధస్సుTelugu
  • ปรีชา, สมอง, เมธาThai
  • istihbarat, akıllı yaşam, istihbarat teşkilatı, zekâTurkish
  • розві́дкаUkrainian
  • שׂכלYiddish
  • 情报Chinese

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