intelligence - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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  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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