the ability to learn, understand, and think about things:
To be good at the game you need a reasonable level of intelligence.
John showed high intelligence from an early age.
b)➔ artificial intelligence
a high level of this ability:
a woman who had both beauty and intelligence
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.
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