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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtelədʒəns; ɪnˈtelɪdʒəns/

Translation of intelligence in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (mental capacity) inteligencia (feminine) use your intelligence! ¡utiliza la inteligencia!, ¡piensa un poco!
    Example sentences
    • The authors will all be invited to write for the series because they don't underestimate readers' intelligence nor overestimate their knowledge.
    • Given the talent, intelligence, and skill possessed by Indians, why was their country still weak, still on the margins of international affairs?
    • He points out that where such extreme early deprivation is followed by nurturant care there is some improvement in speech, intelligence and social skills.
    1.2 countable/numerable (intelligent being) ser (masculine) inteligente
    Example sentences
    • A professor in Australia wants to study junk DNA sequences to see if they may be descrambled to contain communications from extraterrestrial intelligences.
    • One important aspect of the surge in information-processing ability displayed on Earth in recent years is the way it should revolutionize our ideas about what extraterrestrial intelligences would do.
    • I have a series of dreams in a similar ‘style’, which involve interactions with extra terrestrial intelligences where I seem to be maintaining another life entirely.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable [Politics/Política] [Military/Militar] 2.1 (information) inteligencia (feminine), información (feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) intelligence agent agente (masculine and feminine) de inteligencia, agente secreto, (masculine, feminine) the intelligence community [formal] los agentes de los servicios de inteligencia, los agentes secretos 2.2 (department) servicio (masculine) de información or de inteligencia
    Example sentences
    • And, we don't need Washington to tell us whether Khan was a double agent for Pakistani intelligence.
    • Barbouti is suspected of having been a double agent for British intelligence and the Iraqi regime.
    • Others continued to regard it as a crucial élite and the means by which to defeat British intelligence and secure arms contacts.

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