Definitions for intelligence
ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒənsin·tel·li·gence
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.
Intelligence has been defined in many ways: the capacity for abstraction, logic, understanding, self-awareness, learning, emotional knowledge, reasoning, planning, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving. More generally, it can be described as the ability to perceive or infer information, and to retain it as knowledge to be applied towards adaptive behaviors within an environment or context. Intelligence is most often studied in humans but has also been observed in both non-human animals and in plants despite controversy as to whether some of these forms of life exhibit intelligence. Intelligence in computers or other machines is called artificial intelligence.
Intelligence is a multidimensional attribute that encompasses the ability to understand complex ideas, learn from experiences, exercise critical thinking, adapt effectively to new situations, engage in various types of reasoning, overcome challenges, and utilize knowledge to manipulate one’s surroundings effectively. It often includes cognitive functions such as perception, learning, memory, judgment, and problem-solving.
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
Because the results are expressed in numbers, it is easy to make the mistake of thinking that the intelligence test is a measure like a foot ruler or a pair of scales. It is, of course, a quite different sort of measure. Intelligence is not an abstraction like length and weight; it is an exceedingly complicated notion - which nobody has yet succeeded in defining.
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This is only a glimpse of the many times Donald Trump has contradicted or questioned findings from the intelligence community on the subject of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Read more : Donald Trump vs. US intelligence on Russian election interferenceUkraine meddlingWhile dismissing the findings of the US intelligence community on Russian interference, Donald Trump has pushed an alternative narrative that the Ukrainian government was the real culprit in 2016 US election meddling. That theory runs contrary to existing evidence and US intelligence, and was publicly debunked by a top national security adviser during the House impeachment hearings last year. Furthermore, US intelligence officials believe this theory originates with Russia, and is intended to shift the blame.In December The Washington Post reported that, according to a former senior White House official, Donald Trump said he was sure Ukraine had meddled in the election because the murder of Jamal Khashoggi In October 2018, reports circulated that The Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi had been murdered at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey. Within a month, the CIA concluded with high confidence that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had directed Khashoggi's murder, which was conducted by members of bin Salman's inner circle. But Donald Trump refused to accept that Donald Trump ally was in any way responsible for Khashoggi's murder, ignoring what the intelligence community was telling him.In a November 2018 statement issued days after the release of the CIA's report, Donald Trump said that.
Man is not a machine... Although man most certainly processes information, he does not necessarily process it in the way computers do. Computers and men are not species of the same genus... However much intelligence computers may attain, now or in the furture, theirs must always be an intelligence alien to genuine human problems and concerns.
Communications without intelligence is noise; Intelligence without communications is irrelevant.
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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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