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noun [uncountable] intelligence pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈtelɪdʒ(ə)ns/
  1. 1
    the ability to understand and think about things, and to gain and use knowledge
    a person of average intelligence
    Someone of your age is expected to show more intelligence.
    Maria had spirit and intelligence as well as beauty.
  2. 2
    information collected about the secret plans and activities of a foreign government, enemy etc
    The satellite could also be used to gather intelligence.
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