- 1The ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills: an eminent man of great intelligence they underestimated her intelligenceMore example sentences
intellectual capacity, mental capacity, intellect, mind, brain(s), IQ, brainpower, judgment, reasoning, understanding, comprehension; acumen, wit, sense, insight, perception, penetration, discernment, smartness, canniness, astuteness, intuition, acuity, cleverness, brilliance, ability• informal braininess
- 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.
- 1.1A person or being with the ability to acquire and apply knowledge: extraterrestrial intelligencesMore 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.
- 2The collection of information of military or political value: the chief of military intelligence [as modifier]: the intelligence departmentMore example sentences
- Most of the abused prisoners had no military intelligence value, Special Agent Worth said.
- If you're in the military reconnaissance or intelligence business, you already know the value of real-time information.
- He is a former British soldier who was ordered by military intelligence chiefs to infiltrate the IRA.
- 2.1People employed in the collection of military or political information: French intelligence has been able to secure numerous local informersMore 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.
- 2.2Military or political information: the gathering of intelligenceMore example sentences
- It has also stepped up the gathering of information and intelligence on petitioners to better identify the sources of tension, sources said.
- The police must be trained in sound techniques of gathering and sharing intelligence, assembling evidence and scrupulously following procedure.
- Ortega folded his arms, taking comfort in the fact that this brutal method of gathering intelligence was for the better of South America, and the world.
late Middle English: via Old French from Latin intelligentia, from intelligere 'understand' (see intelligent).