intelligence

  • 1 INTELLIGENCE — De tous les concepts que la psychologie a hérités de la tradition philosophique et religieuse, celui d’intelligence est sans doute le plus marqué par ses antécédents culturels. L’intelligence représente la fonction par laquelle l’homme a essayé… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Intelligence — vient du latin intelligentare (faculté de comprendre), dérivé du latin intellegere signifiant comprendre, et dont le préfixe inter (entre), et le radical legere (choisir, cueillir) ou ligare (lier) suggèrent essentiellement l aptitude à relier… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 3 intelligence — UK US /ɪnˈtelɪdʒəns/ noun [U] ► the ability to learn and understand things quickly and easily: »Her high intelligence, ability and drive were evident from the start. »People questioned the intelligence of his decision. »an intelligence test ►… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 intelligence — Intelligence. s. f. Faculté intellective, capacité d entendre, de comprendre. Cet homme a l intelligence dure, vive, prompte, tardive &c. il a de l intelligence, peu d intelligence. Il signifie aussi, Connoissance, comprehension. Il a l… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 intelligence — intelligence, intelligence testing A well trampled arena of combat between the advocates of the supremacy of nature and nurture, intelligence is commonly thought of as synonymous with the Intelligence Quotient (IQ), devised originally by Alfred… …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 6 Intelligence —    Intelligence, in the military sense, is knowledge about actual or potential enemies in peace and war that is possibly of decisive advantage when coherently and imaginatively interpreted and acted upon. Carl von Clausewitz noted that… …

    Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • 7 intelligence — Intelligence, Intelligentia, Intellectus. Intelligence et trafique qu on a avec aucuns marchands, Commercium. Intelligence et apprehension, Comprehensio. Ils ont intelligence ensemble, Congruunt inter se. Intelligence qu on a l un avec l autre,… …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 8 Intelligence — In*tel li*gence, n. [F. intelligence, L. intelligentia, intellegentia. See {Intelligent}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or state of knowing; the exercise of the understanding. [1913 Webster] 2. The capacity to know or understand; readiness of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 intelligence — (n.) late 14c., faculty of understanding, from O.Fr. intelligence (12c.), from L. intelligentia, intellegentia understanding, power of discerning; art, skill, taste, from intelligentem (nom. intelligens) discerning, prp. of intelligere to… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 Intelligence — ist eine multidisziplinäre wissenschaftliche Fachzeitschrift mit psychologischem Schwerpunkt, in der Artikel zur Intelligenzforschung erscheinen. Die Zeitschrift wurde 1977 von Douglas K. Detterman von der Case Western Reserve University… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 11 intelligence — /inˈtɛllidʒens, ingl. ɪnˈtɛlɪdʒəns/ [vc. ingl., accorc. di intelligence service, propr. servizio informazioni ] s. f. inv. servizio segreto □ spionaggio …

    Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • 12 intelligence — [n1] ability to perceive, understand acuity, acumen, agility, alertness, aptitude, brainpower, brains*, brightness, brilliance, capacity, cleverness, comprehension, coruscation, discernment, gray matter*, intellect, IQ*, judgment, luminosity,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 intelligence — I (intellect) noun acumen, aptitude, astuteness, brains, brilliance, cleverness, cognition, cognitive faculty, comprehension, genius, insight, intellectional faculty, intellectual power, intellectuality, intellegentia, keenness, mens, mental… …

    Law dictionary

  • 14 intelligence — 1 brain, *mind, intellect, soul, psyche, wit Analogous words: *sense, judgment, wisdom, gumption: *discernment, penetration, insight, acumen: sagaciousness or sagacity, perspicaciousness or perspicacity, astuteness, shrewdness (see corresponding… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 15 intelligence — ► NOUN 1) the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. 2) a person with this ability. 3) the gathering of information of military or political value. 4) information gathered in this way. ORIGIN Latin intelligentia, from intelligere… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16 intelligence — [in tel′ə jəns] n. [OFr < L intelligentia, perception, discernment < intelligens, prp. of intelligere: see INTELLECT] 1. a) the ability to learn or understand from experience; ability to acquire and retain knowledge; mental ability b) the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 17 intelligence — /in tel i jeuhns/, n. 1. capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding, and similar forms of mental activity; aptitude in grasping truths, relationships, facts, meanings, etc. 2. manifestation of a high mental capacity: He writes with… …

    Universalium

  • 18 Intelligence — For other uses, see Intelligence (disambiguation). Human intelligence Abilities and Traits Abstract thought Communication · …

    Wikipedia

  • 19 intelligence — (in tèl li jan s ) s. f. 1°   Qualité de ce qui est intelligent ; faculté de comprendre. Cet homme a l intelligence vive, prompte, dure. Ce livre est à la portée de toutes les intelligences. •   [Il disait] Quant à lui, qu il était homme d… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 20 intelligence — 1. The product resulting from the collection, processing, integration, analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of available information concerning foreign countries or areas. 2. Information and knowledge about an adversary obtained through… …

    Military dictionary