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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
artificial intelligence
CIA/FBI/intelligence etc operatives
intelligence agent
▪ an intelligence agent
intelligence quotient
superior knowledge/intelligence
▪ She was always showing off her superior knowledge.
▪ In the 1980s, we thought we'd found salvation to our problems in artificial intelligence and expert systems.
▪ It needs some one who understands its basic talent, some one who will help it to push the envelope of its artificial intelligence.
▪ Constraint-based programming is an artificial intelligence technique which finds the optimum way to allocate means and resources.
▪ But one of the problems, experts say, was trying to create artificial intelligence in our own image.
▪ The trick now is to remove the human element altogether and let artificial intelligence take care of the rest.
▪ The game play and artificial intelligence are unmatched in sports video gaming.
▪ But whether artificial intelligence turns out to be good enough for the movie makers is likely to be another matter.
▪ Into this milieu comes now the neural network approach to artificial intelligence, where learning is built into every system.
▪ I counted only six white workers in the factory, half of which seemed to be of below average intelligence.
▪ Anyone of average intelligence might wonder: Who ordained these traits?
▪ My hair colour doesn't affect me and I've never felt that people treat me as having lower than average intelligence.
▪ No test of the planned system against even average-intelligence decoys is planned in the foreseeable future.
▪ Similarly, most middle managers are average or above average in intelligence.
▪ Viktor Barannikov gave an old-style speech warning of the threat of foreign intelligence services and rising crime.
▪ The law is so broadly drawn that there is no requirement to prove he was in contact with a foreign intelligence organisation.
▪ The Guardian of Feb. 29 reported that the foreign intelligence service had been disbanded following allegations of illegitimate espionage and fraud.
▪ Much of the time we do not want great intelligence in our friends, just empathy some bland advice and listening skills.
▪ One of the great arts of intelligence work is to find out how the other side thinks and what interests it.
▪ Finvarra possessed great intelligence and was a famed chess-player.
▪ If this were so, kin selection could operate only in species of high intelligence.
▪ It manifests the highest form of intelligence because it is a form that give shape to intelligence.
▪ His high intelligence has been early manifested.
▪ Each young man displays high intelligence and receives an excellent education in colonial schools.
▪ Just because dolphins use language in a different way does not mean that they lack high intelligence or can not communicate.
▪ Someday this operation would be studied at the highest levels of intelligence in Langley and the Pentagon.
▪ They are automatic definitions of high intelligence.
▪ Harrison, a man of simple birth and high intelligence, crossed swords with the leading lights of his day.
▪ Jack Challoner looks at human intelligence and the development of computers before considering the logical next step.
▪ Danny Hillis, an artificial intelligence expert, sees a similar story in the human thumb as a platform for human intelligence.
▪ So once again technology had taken over from old-fashioned human intelligence.
▪ But human ingenuity and intelligence, plus what may amount to an instinct for symbolism, comes to the rescue.
▪ It is ironic that a cyborg invested with collective human intelligence should still be represented in a recognisably human form.
▪ A great deal of effort, therefore, still goes into trying to put the human intelligence back into the switches.
▪ Minsky goes all the way as an advocate for downloading human intelligence into a computer.
▪ Surprisingly, slow talking on its own was not associated with later reading difficulties or low intelligence.
▪ Blacks were of lower intelligence, less civilized.
▪ People with strong need for security, and people of low intelligence or with poor interpersonal skills, tend to prefer bureaucracies.
▪ The findings, then, suggest that work inhibition is not due to low intelligence or poor academic skills.
▪ The disciplinary process required to keep people of low intelligence in order was simple.
▪ In some cases of mental handicap there are recognizable clinical abnormalities as well as low intelligence.
▪ Although poverty, deprivation and low intelligence tend to go together, it is hard to disentangle cause and effect.
▪ Abdul Khader Salman Khamis as military chief of intelligence to replace Maj.-Gen.
▪ At one point U.S. military and intelligence services had 17 spy planes over Escobar's home city of Medellin.
▪ They suggested Colonel Wong may have been detained because, as head of military intelligence, he failed to uncover the plot.
▪ Andreotti on Oct. 22 dismissed the chief of military intelligence, Adml.
▪ One military intelligence soldier fired on a months ago claiming he felt his life was threatened.
▪ For eign diplomats were also turned away by military intelligence officials.
▪ Reports from secret intelligence sources had indicated that there might be another strike against Royalbion.
▪ Co-operation reached into the more secret realms of intelligence and science.
▪ As far as Marenches was concerned, the most important thing for a Western intelligence agency was to stop the spread of Communism.
▪ From the moment he arrived Golitsin split the Western intelligence fraternity into two camps.
▪ Security services and intelligence agencies should be accountable to a committee of senior Privy Councillors.
▪ But how useful would such a right be anyway, if an intelligence agency can drive a coach and horses through it?
▪ Every intelligence agency believes that their defector is the best.
▪ For the intelligence agencies a dilemma emerges.
▪ Since the cold war ended, many state intelligence agencies have struggled to justify their existence.
▪ After working in the prison service, he joined the defence forces before becoming an intelligence agent.
▪ Qiao Shi, the intelligence chief who had abstained in the martial law vote earlier, endorsed an immediate army crackdown.
▪ Pallid and balding, Vladimiro Montesinos, 56, was Fujimori's intelligence chief and right-hand man.
▪ His successor was General Manuel Noriega, his intelligence chief.
▪ But the congressional intelligence committees are like a black box.
▪ The recommendations now move to the congressional intelligence committees, which are expected to introduce legislation incorporating the recommendations.
▪ Richard C.. Shelby, R-Ala., the new chairman of the Senate intelligence committee.
▪ Bob Kerrey, D-Neb., the ranking Democrat on the intelligence committee.
▪ The artificial intelligence community sometimes uses terminology a bit loosely.
▪ Some members of the intelligence community believe that it formed a basis for the later manual.
▪ Established by the National Security Council, the NSCIDs function as top secret bylaws for the intelligence community.
▪ For once in the treacherous business of intelligence gathering, the question of mutual trust had been answered on sight.
▪ He helped suppress the Matabele rising in 1896, and learned the elements of scouting and intelligence gathering.
▪ But in the mid-1970s there was an acrimonious conflict between the different intelligence gathering agencies in the province.
▪ Use was made of facilities for communications, intelligence gathering, and early warning systems.
▪ They are primarily used for screening purposes, intelligence gathering, surveillance and harassment.
▪ In mainland Britain MI5 now has the lead role in intelligence gathering.
▪ He spoke to intelligence officers at several airbases and made sure that certain records were amended.
▪ In order to have an effective intelligence officer, he would have to have a little brown blood.
▪ Sir Bruce hat a low opinion of civilian intelligence officers.
▪ BDuring a 21-year military career, Corso was a key intelligence officer who served on Gen.
▪ The helicopter crashed in June 1994 with the loss of all four crew and 25 intelligence officers from Northern Ireland on board.
▪ In 1642-3 he apparently served as an intelligence officer under the Long Parliament's committee of safety.
▪ He was thirty-five to forty and it was assumed that he was an army intelligence officer.
▪ They say senior clerics conspired with high-ranking intelligence officials to carry out the murders.
▪ For eign diplomats were also turned away by military intelligence officials.
▪ Naisbitt has transferred this technique from intelligence operations to commercial and social applications, with some very interesting results.
▪ After the Watts rebellion, Johnsoh asked Hoover to expand his intelligence operations to include riot prediction.
▪ But these were not covert intelligence operations.
▪ Seven received lesser jail terms and three defendants, all intelligence operatives, were acquitted.
▪ That almost surely means he was a Soviet intelligence operative, at least part-time.
▪ For every day I stayed in Rochester, my intelligence quotient dropped another ten points.
▪ Once again Azadi thumbed through the intelligence report for some inspiration.
▪ Our intelligence reports varied. 1.
▪ In addition to the bungled handling of intelligence reports, Washington officials come under criticism in the Dorn report in other areas.
▪ Because Burns refused to discuss intelligence issues, he did not confirm or deny the existence of the intelligence report.
▪ The other intelligence services also proliferated, and there were dark tales in the clubs and messes of rivalry and hatred.
▪ Three out of every four traitors were volunteers, it found; fewer than a quarter were recruited by hostile intelligence services.
▪ At one point U.S. military and intelligence services had 17 spy planes over Escobar's home city of Medellin.
▪ Operations of this kind should only be undertaken by the intelligence services, and then only under the strictest guidelines.
▪ His hated intelligence services still operate with horrific efficiency.
▪ Certainly the intelligence services did not take him seriously.
▪ Information gathered by the national criminal intelligence service reveals a growing use of crack cocaine in the Shire counties.
▪ Life in the intelligence services, by a former M16 officer.
▪ Reports from secret intelligence sources had indicated that there might be another strike against Royalbion.
▪ According to law-enforcement and intelligence sources, the Pan Am baggage area in Frankfurt was a key to the operation.
▪ But after rumours that MI5 may have been involved, intelligence sources began their own unofficial investigation.
▪ And intelligence sources last night denied early reports that one van had slipped through their dragnet.
▪ This became even more apparent to us when we tried to devise an intelligence test for horses.
▪ They go through an intelligence test and an array of interviews at the scouting combine in February.
▪ The intelligence test can be a useful source of evidence about individuals who are considered for lower level jobs.
▪ Recycling is an intelligence test for humankind that we may choose to win-or lose.
▪ They also gave them general intelligence tests so that they could exclude the effects of variations in intelligence.
▪ Intelligence Tests Schools use intelligence test scores to predict potential for academic success.
▪ Other activities include job search programmes and intelligence tests.
▪ Through the use of intelligence tests and other measures, at-tempts are made to estimate individual abilities.
▪ He took control of the national drugs intelligence unit, the national soccer intelligence unit and seven regional criminal intelligence offices.
▪ Most local authorities now have a research and intelligence unit to collect and analyse information on their areas.
▪ He has his own forceful views on the future of policing, beginning with the establishment of a national crime intelligence unit.
▪ The Home Office has another intelligence-gathering computer, at the Harmondsworth headquarters of its illegal immigration intelligence unit.
▪ Two officers from Liverpool's football intelligence unit are here to help Swindon.
▪ They among others, would gather intelligence on enemy strengths and fortifications.
▪ It was restricted to gathering and analyzing intelligence.
▪ Both incidents raise serious questions about whether the benefits of gathering certain kinds of intelligence data are worth the risks.
▪ It launched a fact-finding division to gather intelligence on the hate groups.
▪ With the decisive battle only a few days off, it was engaged in gathering all available intelligence regarding enemy activity.
▪ You insult my intelligence with your crude methods!
▪ I wouldn't insult their intelligence by lying and we had a healthy respect for each other.
▪ George tells the jury he will not insult their intelligence by developing a point any further, then develops it.
▪ This nuclear refuse could provide intelligence on such things as bomb design and yield.
▪ It has used its intelligence and dexterity to make one.
▪ The first time in the forest Hansel used his intelligence appropriately by putting down white pebbles to mark the path home.
▪ The literal rule is a rule against using intelligence in understanding language.
▪ But Downey uses the intelligence and responsiveness in his large eyes to keep Merivel a step ahead of allegory.
▪ Cobra is a comprehensive system for automated conformational analysis and 3-D structure generation using artificial intelligence techniques.
▪ I guess I used my intelligence to fulfill both sets of needs mine and my parents' for me.
▪ Unless we can use our intelligence to control our aggression, there is not much chance for the human race.
be an insult to sb's intelligence
▪ It is an insult to our intelligence.
insult sb's intelligence
intelligence/information etc gathering
▪ And in some cases, the information gathering exercise itself has its benefits.
▪ Army intelligence supervised most of the information gathering and army technicians handled much of the technical work.
▪ But in the mid-1970s there was an acrimonious conflict between the different intelligence gathering agencies in the province.
▪ For once in the treacherous business of intelligence gathering, the question of mutual trust had been answered on sight.
▪ He helped suppress the Matabele rising in 1896, and learned the elements of scouting and intelligence gathering.
▪ It is vital that a reformulated strategy be built upon better intelligence gathering and better coordination of intelligence between agencies.
▪ It would seem that much effort up to now has focused upon information gathering to the neglect of the other two processes.
▪ The arcane field of intelligence gathering may prove him wrong, says Charles Grant.
Intelligence cannot be measured just by exam results.
▪ A child's intelligence develops rapidly between the ages of four and five.
▪ a leader with intelligence
▪ Don hopes to get a job in military intelligence.
▪ In order to be a pilot you need to be of above average intelligence.
▪ New global problems have changed the kinds of intelligence we need to gather.
▪ Researchers were looking for ways to increase children's intelligence.
▪ The department bases its selection process on a series of intelligence tests.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Intelligence \In*tel"li*gence\, n. [F. intelligence, L. intelligentia, intellegentia. See Intelligent.]

  1. The act or state of knowing; the exercise of the understanding.

  2. The capacity to know or understand; readiness of comprehension; the intellect, as a gift or an endowment.

    And dimmed with darkness their intelligence.

  3. Information communicated; news; notice; advice.

    Intelligence is given where you are hid.

  4. Acquaintance; intercourse; familiarity. [Obs.]

    He lived rather in a fair intelligence than any friendship with the favorites.

  5. Knowledge imparted or acquired, whether by study, research, or experience; general information. Specifically; (Mil.) Information about an enemy or potential enemy, his capacities, and intentions.

    I write as he that none intelligence Of meters hath, ne flowers of sentence.
    --Court of Love.

  6. An intelligent being or spirit; -- generally applied to pure spirits; as, a created intelligence.

    The great Intelligences fair That range above our mortal state, In circle round the blessed gate, Received and gave him welcome there.

  7. (Mil.) The division within a military organization that gathers and evaluates information about an enemy.

    Intelligence office, an office where information may be obtained, particularly respecting servants to be hired.

    Syn: Understanding; intellect; instruction; advice; notice; notification; news; information; report.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "faculty of understanding," from Old French intelligence (12c.), from Latin intelligentia, intellegentia "understanding, power of discerning; art, skill, taste," from intelligentem (nominative intelligens) "discerning," present participle of intelligere "to understand, comprehend," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + legere "choose, pick out, read" (see lecture (n.)).\n

\nMeaning superior understanding, sagacity" is from early 15c. Sense of "information, news" first recorded mid-15c., especially "secret information from spies" (1580s). Intelligence quotient first recorded 1921 (see I.Q.).


n. (context uncountable English) capacity of mind, especially to understand principles, truths, facts or meanings, acquire knowledge, and apply it to practice; the ability to learn and comprehend.

  1. n. the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience [ant: stupidity]

  2. a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy [syn: intelligence service, intelligence agency]

  3. secret information about an enemy (or potential enemy); "we sent out planes to gather intelligence on their radar coverage" [syn: intelligence information]

  4. new information about specific and timely events; "they awaited news of the outcome" [syn: news, tidings, word]

  5. the operation of gathering information about an enemy [syn: intelligence activity, intelligence operation]

Intelligence (disambiguation)

Intelligence is a term describing one or more capacities of the mind.

Intelligence may also refer to:


Intelligence has been defined in many different ways including as one's capacity for logic, understanding, self-awareness, learning, emotional knowledge, planning, creativity and problem solving. It can be more generally described as the ability to perceive information, and retain it as knowledge to be applied towards adaptive behaviors within an environment or context.

Intelligence is most widely studied in humans, but has also been observed in non-human animals and in plants. Artificial intelligence is intelligence in machines. It is commonly implemented in computer systems using program software.

Within the discipline of psychology, various approaches to human intelligence have been adopted. The psychometric approach is especially familiar to the general public, as well as being the most researched and by far the most widely used in practical settings.

Intelligence (journal)

Intelligence is a peer-reviewed academic journal of psychology that covers intelligence and psychometrics. It is published by Elsevier and is the official journal of the International Society for Intelligence Research.The journal was established in 1977 and the editor in chief is Douglas K. Detterman ( Case Western Reserve University). As of 2010, it is publishing articles within an average of 10.6 weeks of acceptance.

Intelligence (solitaire)

Intelligence is a Patience game which uses two decks of playing cards mixed together. It is basically a two-deck version of another solitaire game La Belle Lucie and its game play is somewhat closer to the parent game than its cousins House in the Wood and House on the Hill.

Intelligence (U.S. TV series)

Intelligence is an American cyber-themed action-adventure television series that aired on CBS in the United States. It premiered on January 7, 2014, and on May 10, 2014, CBS canceled the show after only one season.

The series was created by Michael Seitzman, who serves as an executive producer along with Tripp Vinson, and Barry Schindel, for ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios.

Intelligence (newspaper)

The Intelligence was a weekly newspaper published in Bowral, New South Wales in 1884.

Intelligence (Canadian TV series)

Intelligence is a Vancouver-based crime drama television series created and written by Chris Haddock starring Ian Tracey and Klea Scott that aired on the CBC. With its pilot first airing on November 28, 2005, the series began regular broadcasting on October 10, 2006. CBC reaired the pilot on June 7, 2007 and began broadcasting reruns of season one on Fridays starting on June 8, 2007. A second season then aired from October 2007, concluding in December that same year. The series was produced by Haddock Entertainment, which also produced Da Vinci's Inquest and Da Vinci's City Hall.

On March 7, 2008, the CBC announced that Intelligence would be cancelled. There were various rumors surrounding the cancellation of the series. Kevin Baker from The National Post alleged: "There's a theory afloat that CBC Television cancelled the unusually good drama Intelligence in fear of upsetting Canada's New Government, which is thought to be slavering for an excuse to junk the nation's public broadcaster and sell off the parts."

The show centres on Jimmy Reardon (Tracey), one of Vancouver's top organized crime bosses, and Mary Spalding (Scott), the director of the Vancouver Organized Crime Unit (OCU), who has offered Reardon immunity from prosecution in exchange for his role as a police informant. The show also stars Matt Frewer as Ted Altman, the scheming assistant director of the OCU who seeks to replace Spalding, and John Cassini as Ronnie Delmonico, Reardon's business partner and confidant.

The show's cast also includes Tom McBeath, John Mann, and David Green as CSIS directors; Eugene Lipinski and Andrew Airlie as colleagues of Spalding; and Bernie Coulson and Camille Sullivan as Reardon's brother and ex-wife.

Usage examples of "intelligence".

Or can we, by examining his case with intelligence and with charity, and then by acting with charity too, begin to help all abused children, including his own, to free themselves from the burden of their childhood?

New York had been looked into in May and June, but there was no actionable intelligence.

Then the United States would no longer have been dependent on proxies to gather actionable intelligence.

There was still a kernel of distrust--the United States would not show the Saudis its sigint cables--and actionable intelligence it passed along often vanished when it reached the salons of the royal family, whose interests were often inscrutably complex.

Never was an actress found who could replace her, and to find one it would be necessary that she should unite in herself all the perfections which Silvia possessed for the difficult profession of the stage: action, voice, intelligence, wit, countenance, manners, and a deep knowledge of the human heart.

As it is, knowing that the testator was a gentleman of the highest intelligence and acumen, and that he has absolutely no relations living to whom he could have confided the guardianship of the child, we do not feel justified in taking this course.

Anyway, it seems that one of their innumerable holidays was about to conclude on Amado III when the climate controller monitoring equipment took itself off-line to go hunting for this mythical suprahuman intelligence.

That night, June 20, 1963, Issar Harel had a long talk with his close friend, General Meir Amit, then the head of Military Intelligence.

I said that the tone, the manners I adopted towards her, were those of good society, and proved the great esteem I entertained for her intelligence, but in the middle of all my fine speeches, towards the eleventh or twelfth day of my courtship, she suddenly put me out of all conceit by telling me that, being a priest, I ought to know that every amorous connection was a deadly sin, that God could see every action of His creatures, and that she would neither damn her soul nor place herself under the necessity of saying to her confessor that she had so far forgotten herself as to commit such a sin with a priest.

At one time I would think of devoting all my intelligence and all my money to kindling an amorous passion in her heart, and then to revenge myself by treating her with contempt.

Garden of Forty Felicitous Fragrances, Fainting Maid was insulting the intelligence of her ladies-in-waiting in the Gallery of Precious Peacocks, and the Ancestress was chiding a servant who had dropped a cup on the Terrace of Sixty Serenities.

Grotius, a man of genius and learning, who preserved his moderation amidst the fury of contending sects, and who composed the annals of his own age and country, at a time when the invention of printing had facilitated the means of intelligence, and increased the danger of detection.

A Socialist movement which can swing the mass of the people behind it, drive the pro-Fascists out of positions of control, wipe out the grosser injustices and let the working class see that they have something to fight for, win over the middle classes instead of antagonizing them, produce a workable imperial policy instead of a mixture of humbug and Utopianism, bring patriotism and intelligence into partnership -- for the first time, a movement of such a kind becomes possible.

Wall, P D, and Safran, J Artefactual intelligence, in The Limits to Science, ed.

Intelligence soon reached him, however, of the magnitude of the blow aimed by Lee, and, hastily breaking up his camps on the Rappahannock, he hurried to attack the force assailing his communications.