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Definition of "intelligent" []

  • Having intelligence. (adjective)
  • Having a high degree of intelligence; mentally acute. (adjective)
  • Showing sound judgment and rationality: an intelligent decision; an intelligent solution to the problem. (adjective)
  • Appealing to the intellect; intellectual: a film with witty and intelligent dialogue. (adjective)
  • Computer Science Having certain data storage and processing capabilities: an intelligent terminal; intelligent peripherals. (adjective)

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.

Use "intelligent" in a sentence
  • ""Twice," said I. "Is he intelligent -- _really _intelligent?"
  • "Replacing God with the term intelligent designer makes no difference as the history of ID shows that this designer is simply God."
  • "Guess who was one of the sponsors of HB 4946 which would have added the term intelligent designer or creator to science standards?"