from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The capacity to acquire and apply knowledge.
- n. The faculty of thought and reason.
- n. Superior powers of mind. See Synonyms at mind.
- n. An intelligent, incorporeal being, especially an angel.
- n. Information; news. See Synonyms at news.
- n. Secret information, especially about an actual or potential enemy.
- n. An agency, staff, or office employed in gathering such information.
- n. Espionage agents, organizations, and activities considered as a group: "Intelligence is nothing if not an institutionalized black market in perishable commodities” ( John le Carré).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Capacity of mind, especially to understand principles, truths, facts or meanings, acquire knowledge, and apply it to practice; the ability to learn and comprehend.
- n. An entity that has such capacities.
- n. Information, usually secret, about the enemy or about hostile activities.
- n. A political or military department, agency or unit designed to gather information, usually secret, about the enemy or about hostile activities.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or state of knowing; the exercise of the understanding.
- n. The capacity to know or understand; readiness of comprehension; the intellect, as a gift or an endowment.
- n. Information communicated; news; notice; advice.
- n. Acquaintance; intercourse; familiarity.
- n. Knowledge imparted or acquired, whether by study, research, or experience; general information.
- n. An intelligent being or spirit; -- generally applied to pure spirits.
- n. The division within a military organization that gathers and evaluates information about an enemy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being intelligent; understanding; intellect; power of cognition.
- n. Cultivated understanding; acquired knowledge; information stored up in the mind.
- n. Exercise of superior understanding; address; skill: as, he performed his mission with much intelligence.
- n. Mutual understanding; interchange of information or sentiment; intelligent intercourse; as, a glance of intelligence passed between them; to have intelligence with the enemy.
- n. Information received or imparted; communicated knowledge; news: as, intelligence of a shipwreck.
- n. An intelligent being; intellectual existence; concrete understanding: as, God is the Supreme Intelligence.
- n. Advice, Tidings, etc. (see news), notification.
- To convey intelligence; tell tales; tattle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. secret information about an enemy (or potential enemy)
- n. the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
- n. a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy
- n. information about recent and important events
- n. the operation of gathering information about an enemy
My state of mind, which refers ... he proceeds to argue that the whole _either_ to unseen he himself is outside its intelligence, _or something sacred pale because he refers which man has never had any all these strange phenomena to conception of_, proves me to _unseen spiritual be out of the pale of the intelligence_.
When implemented with our training programme for managers and team leaders to use this intelligence, we guarantee improvements in operational results in short timescales. eg's proprietary software package eg operational intelligence® including eg work manager® has been developed and refined over the last 18 years and form a comprehensive work, resource and performance reporting tool.
If so be, there is indeed no intelligence elsewhere; and we must be forced to confess, that this stupendous universe, with all the various bodies contained therein -- equally amazing, whether we consider their magnitude or number, whatever their use, whatever their order -- _all_ have been produced, not by _intelligence_, but _chance_! "
We can invent tests for any sort of thing at all, and if we decide to call it "intelligence", then by definition, "intelligence" is what we are testing.
Obviously, the question of differences in intelligence is extremely relevant in the law because of the current theory of disparate impact, first enunciated by the Supreme Court in Griggs in 1972 and encoded in legislation by Congress in1991.
By contrast, writing a private email concluding that one thinks that the science regarding racial differences in intelligence is uncertain istaboo.
Quoth Volokh: âWhether there are genetic differences among racial and ethnic groups in intelligence is a question of scientific fact.
Whether there are genetic differences among racial and ethnic groups in intelligence is a question of scientific fact.
Obsessing about alleged racial differences in intelligence is a really good way to move towards a more racist society.
Probably education and a rise in intelligence is to blame.