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Meaning of INTELLIGENCE

Pronunciation:  in'telijuns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the operation of gathering information about an enemy
  2. [n]  the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
  3. [n]  new information about specific and timely events; "they awaited news of the outcome"
  4. [n]  secret information about an enemy (or potential enemy); "we sent out planes to gather intelligence on their radar coverage"
  5. [n]  a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy
 

INTELLIGENCE is a 12 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: intelligence activity, intelligence information, intelligence operation, news, tidings, word
 
 Antonyms: stupidity
 
 See Also: ability, acuity, acuteness, administrative body, administrative unit, astuteness, brain, brainpower, breadth, brightness, brilliance, clandestine operation, cleverness, combat intelligence, comprehensiveness, counterintelligence, current intelligence, genius, good word, info, information, information gathering, intellect, keenness, learning ability, mental capacity, mental quickness, mentality, mind, nonverbal intelligence, overt operation, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, power, precociousness, precocity, quickness, quick-wittedness, reconnaissance, sharpness, shrewdness, SIGINT, signals intelligence, smartness, spying, strategic intelligence, tactical intelligence, undercover work, update, verbal intelligence, wit

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*tel"li*gence\, n. [F. intelligence, L.
intelligentia, intellegentia. See {Intelligent}.]
1. The act or state of knowing; the exercise of the
   understanding.

2. The capacity to know or understand; readiness of
   comprehension; the intellect, as a gift or an endowment.

         And dimmed with darkness their intelligence.
                                               --Spenser.

3. Information communicated; news; notice; advice.

         Intelligence is given where you are hid. --Shak.

4. Acquaintance; intercourse; familiarity. [Obs.]

         He lived rather in a fair intelligence than any
         friendship with the favorites.        --Clarendon.

5. Knowledge imparted or acquired, whether by study,
   research, or experience; general information.

         I write as he that none intelligence Of meters hath,
         ne flowers of sentence.               --Court of
                                               Love.

6. An intelligent being or spirit; -- generally applied to
   pure spirits; as, a created intelligence. --Milton.

         The great Intelligences fair That range above our
         mortal state, In circle round the blessed gate,
         Received and gave him welcome there.  --Tennyson.

{Intelligence office}, an office where information may be
   obtained, particularly respecting servants to be hired.

Syn: Understanding; intellect; instruction; advice; notice;
     notification; news; information; report.

 
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