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adjective intelligent pronunciation in American English /ɪnˈtelɪdʒənt/

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  1. 1
    good at thinking clearly and quickly, at understanding difficult ideas and subjects, and at gaining and using knowledge
    Surely an intelligent person like you can deal with this.
    highly intelligent: He was highly intelligent, but disliked studying.
    1. a.
      showing intelligence
      an intelligent guess/conversation/question
  2. 2
    able to think, understand, and learn
    Is there intelligent life elsewhere in the universe?
  3. 3
    [usually before noun] computing intelligent software is able to react and deal with changes or different situations in a way that is similar to human intelligence
    word processors with intelligent formatting systems

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