From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishintelligencein‧tel‧li‧gence /ɪnˈtelədʒəns/ ●●● S3 W3 AWL noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 a) INTELLIGENTthe ability to learn, understand, and think about things 🔊 To be good at the game, you need a reasonable level of intelligence.high/low intelligence 🔊 John showed high intelligence from an early age. b) INTELLIGENTa high level of this ability 🔊 a woman who had both beauty and intelligence → artificial intelligence2 a) PMPGinformation about the secret activities of foreign governments, the military plans of an enemy etc 🔊 According to our intelligence, further attacks were planned.intelligence operations/sources/reports etc 🔊 Intelligence sources denied the reports. b) PMPGa group of people or an organization that gathers this information for their governmentintelligence agencies/services etc 🔊 In Britain there are three main intelligence organizations. 🔊 US Military Intelligence
Examples from the Corpusintelligence• Intelligence cannot be measured just by exam results.• In order to be a pilot you need to be of above average intelligence.• Don hopes to get a job in military intelligence.• New global problems have changed the kinds of intelligence we need to gather.• The department bases its selection process on a series of intelligence tests.• A child's intelligence develops rapidly between the ages of four and five.• Researchers were looking for ways to increase children's intelligence.• a leader with intelligencehigh/low intelligence• Harrison, a man of simple birth and high intelligence, crossed swords with the leading lights of his day.• Each young man displays high intelligence and receives an excellent education in colonial schools.• He exhibited high intelligence, had an exceptional memory, but was unpopular and solitary because he hated games.• His high intelligence has been early manifested.• Just because dolphins use language in a different way does not mean that they lack high intelligence or can not communicate.• People of high intelligence, too.• If this were so, kin selection could operate only in species of high intelligence.• Blacks were of lower intelligence, less civilized.intelligence agencies/services etc• At one point U.S. military and intelligence services had 17 spy planes over Escobar's home city of Medellin.• Meanwhile it has been a bad week for the security and intelligence services.• But disasters like Blake and the Berlin tunnel do immense damage to the morale of intelligence agencies.• The report would conclude that there was no evidence that the intelligence services were involved.• In addition there were comprehensive links between the two intelligence services.