Definition of 'intelligence'

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Example sentences containing 'intelligence'

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The hotel soon became the place to meet and discuss intelligence information. Smithsonian Mag (2017)It comprises key ministers and senior military and intelligence officials. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He asked to see an Italian military intelligence officer. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The school said that it trusted in its students' reason and intelligence to tell good arguments from bad. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It emphasised that there was'absolutely no information or intelligence' suggesting an imminent threat. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They provide intelligence on enemy movements and pinpoint targets. The Sun (2008)They think that activity is a good substitute for intelligence. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is linked with intelligence and ability. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Yet official investigations into social mobility in this country persistently ignore intelligence. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They gained a footballer with intelligence and one or two faintly bohemian qualities. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There is credible local intelligence information to that effect. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The general intelligence of the person concerned apparently plays a relatively small part. Salkie, Raphael The Chomsky Update - Linguistics and Politics (1990)The military and intelligence chiefs from all three countries will follow up with talks tomorrow. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The meetings were also good for intelligence. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Now it becomes apparent that more than one intelligence is at work in the book. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One security source called the information intelligence gold. The Sun (2015)Only good intelligence sits between us and more such atrocities. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Intelligence about the enemy is woeful. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You won't get anywhere in office life without building an intelligence network. Times, Sunday Times (2007)When taking intelligence and ability tests, read through the instructions carefully and at your own pace. Fletcher, Clive How to Face Interviews (1981)Less predictably, the musical youths also scored higher in tests of verbal ability and visual intelligence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He or she will have served in federal law enforcement, intelligence or the military and have been successful. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He hit back by suggesting that the row over who should be the country 's new intelligence chief was endangering its security. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He served with the Black Watch and the army intelligence corps. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Another country 's intelligence agency? Times, Sunday Times (2013)


Synonyms of 'intelligence'

espionage, spying, surveillance, information gathering

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Translations for 'intelligence'

British English: intelligence /ɪnˈtɛlɪdʒəns/ NOUN
Your intelligence is your ability to understand and learn things.
...a man of exceptional intelligence.
  • American English: intelligence
  • Arabic: ذَكَاءٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: inteligência
  • Chinese: 智力
  • Croatian: inteligencija
  • Czech: inteligence
  • Danish: intelligens
  • Dutch: intelligentie
  • European Spanish: inteligencia
  • Finnish: älykkyys
  • French: intelligence
  • German: Intelligenz
  • Greek: ευφυΐα
  • Italian: intelligenza
  • Japanese: 知能
  • Korean: 지성
  • Norwegian: intelligens
  • Polish: inteligencja
  • European Portuguese: inteligência
  • Romanian: inteligență
  • Russian: интеллект
  • Spanish: inteligencia
  • Swedish: intelligens
  • Thai: สติปัญญา
  • Turkish: zeka
  • Ukrainian: інтелект
  • Vietnamese: trí thông minh


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