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Definition of "intelligence" []

  • The capacity to acquire and apply knowledge. (noun)
  • The faculty of thought and reason. (noun)
  • Superior powers of mind. See Synonyms at mind. (noun)
  • An intelligent, incorporeal being, especially an angel. (noun)
  • Information; news. See Synonyms at news. (noun)
  • The capacity for understanding; ability to perceive and comprehend meaning (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Good mental capacity (noun)
  • News; information (noun)
  • Military information about enemies, spies, etc (noun)
  • A group or department that gathers or deals with such information (noun)
  • An intelligent being, esp one that is not embodied (noun)
  • Of or relating to intelligence (noun)

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Use "intelligence" in a sentence
  • "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_."
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  • "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_! ""