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intelligence

noun
     
Related topics: Government, Military
in‧tel‧li‧gence S3 W3 [uncountable]
1
a) the 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) a high level of this ability:
a woman who had both beauty and intelligence
artificial intelligence
2
a) PMPG information 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) PMPG a group of people or an organization that gathers this information for their government
intelligence agencies/services etc
In Britain there are three main intelligence organizations.
US Military Intelligence

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