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intelligence (n.)

14世纪末, “心灵的最高能力, 理解一般真理的能力”; 15世纪, “理解力, 理解力”, 来自古法语 intelligence (12世纪), 直接来自拉丁语 intelligentia, intellegentia “理解, 知识, 辨别力. 艺术, 技巧, 品位,” 来自 intelligentem (名词 intelligens) “辨别力, 鉴赏力”, intelligere “理解, 理解, 来认识” 的现在分词, 来自 inter “之间” 的同化形式(见 inter-) + legere “选择, 挑选, 阅读”, 来自PIE词根 *leg- (1) “收集, 聚集”, 衍生词的意思是“说话('挑选出词语').”

意思是“高超的理解力, 智慧, 聪明的品质”, 是15世纪早期的意思, “收到或传授的信息, 消息” 最早记录在15世纪中期, 特别是“来自间谍的秘密信息” (1580年代). 意为“具有理解力或智慧的人”, 是14世纪末 Intelligence quotient, 最早记录于1921年(见 I. Q. ).

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Definitions of intelligence

intelligence (n.)
the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience;
intelligence (n.)
a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy;
Synonyms: intelligence service / intelligence agency
intelligence (n.)
secret information about an enemy (or potential enemy);
we sent out planes to gather intelligence on their radar coverage
Synonyms: intelligence information
intelligence (n.)
information about recent and important events;
Synonyms: news / tidings / word
intelligence (n.)
the operation of gathering information about an enemy;
Synonyms: intelligence activity / intelligence operation
From wordnet.princeton.edu