• WordNet 3.6
    • adj intelligent having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree "is there intelligent life in the universe?","an intelligent question"
    • adj intelligent endowed with the capacity to reason
    • adj intelligent exercising or showing good judgment "healthy scepticism","a healthy fear of rattlesnakes","the healthy attitude of French laws","healthy relations between labor and management","an intelligent solution","a sound approach to the problem","sound advice","no sound explanation for his decision"
    • adj intelligent possessing sound knowledge "well-informed readers"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Octopus and squid are thought to be the most intelligent of all invertebrates
    • Intelligent Cognizant; aware; communicative. "Intelligent of seasons.""Which are to France the spies and speculations Intelligent of our state."
    • Intelligent Endowed with the faculty of understanding or reason; as, man is an intelligent being.
    • Intelligent Possessed of a high level of intelligence, education, or judgment; knowing; sensible; skilled; exhibiting high intelligence; as, an intelligent young man; an intelligent architect; an intelligent answer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Next to man, the porpoise is the most intelligent creature on earth
    • intelligent Having the faculty of understanding; capable of comprehending facts or ideas: as, man is an intelligent being.
    • intelligent Having an active intellect; possessing aptitude or skill; well informed: as, an intelligent artisan or officer.
    • intelligent Marked by or indicating intelligence; guided by knowledge or comprehension: as, the intelligent actions of ants; an intelligent answer.
    • intelligent Having knowledge; cognizant: followed by of.
    • intelligent Bearing intelligence; giving information; communicative.
    • intelligent Synonyms Common-sense, etc. (see sensible); quick, bright, acute, discerning, sharp-witted, clear-headed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair
    • adj Intelligent in-tel′-i-jent having intellect: endowed with the faculty of reason: well informed: bringing intelligence.
    • adj Intelligent in-tel′-i-jent (Shak.) communicative
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  • Clarence Darrow
    “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
  • Sir Isaac Newton
    Sir Isaac Newton
    “This most beautiful system [The Universe] could only proceed from the dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.”
  • Sir Lawrence Olivier
    Sir Lawrence Olivier
    “No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy.”
  • Remy De Gourmont
    “We live less and less, and we learn more and more. Sensibility is surrendering to intelligence.”
  • Henry Ford
    “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”
  • William S. Burroughs
    “Intelligence and war are games, perhaps the only meaningful games left. If any player becomes too proficient, the game is threatened with termination.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. intelligens, intellegens, -entis, p. pr. of intelligere, intellegere, to perceive; inter, between + legere, to gather, collect, choose: cf. F. intelligent,. See Legend
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. intelligens, -entis, pr.p. of intelligĕre.


In literature:

Perhaps ere this reaches you, you will have received some intelligence respecting it from Mr. Morgan.
"Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle" by Clement K. Shorter
It is denied that it is conscious, intelligent, or voluntary.
"What is Darwinism?" by Charles Hodge
Albemarle, who had received intelligence of the prince's approach, bent his course towards him.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. From Charles II. to James II." by David Hume
The nature of the partition-treaty was no sooner known in England, than condemned by the most intelligent part of the nation.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
They appeared to be intelligent beings of aristocratic birth.
"Born Again" by Alfred Lawson
Our atheists then believe in a god of muddy body and intelligent mind.
"Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith" by Robert Patterson
Their own language becomes, in many instances, intelligible to man.
"The Human Side of Animals" by Royal Dixon
Having a quick intelligent mind, he questioned the man concerning the objects they passed.
"Captains of Industry" by James Parton
The Intelligence officer had been ordered to raise an Intelligence Department for the brigade.
"On the Heels of De Wet" by The Intelligence Officer
There was now, at all events, no lack of sanity and intelligence in his gaze.
"The Shrieking Pit" by Arthur J. Rees
It also accounts for the extremely intelligent appearance which many instincts have.
"The Story of the Mind" by James Mark Baldwin
Children of superior intelligence do not seem to deteriorate as they get older, nor dull children to develop average intelligence.
"The Measurement of Intelligence" by Lewis Madison Terman
No intelligible doctrine of redemption can be built upon it.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
It is intelligent as nature is intelligent.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
We have intelligence that McDowell is making preparations to advance against our forces at Manassas.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
It is the organ of intelligence and will.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I" by Marcus Dods
All men who are intelligent in their wrath have in them the makings of great leaders of men.
"H. R." by Edwin Lefevre
By musical intelligence I mean something quite different from general intelligence.
"Great Singers on the Art of Singing" by James Francis Cooke
There is no reason or intelligence in the world.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
The whole phenomena are simple and intelligible.
"The Philosophy of the Weather" by Thomas Belden Butler

In poetry:

When sight of sweet experience
Can give my faith no helping hand,
The sight of sound intelligence
Will give it ample ground to stand.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
One glance the intelligent stranger threw
At the ribs of the hollow weed,
Then asked, with an innocent air, "Did you
Forget to give him a feed?"
"Corn Medicine" by Harry Breaker Morant
How, knight, does my intelligence deserve
Such bitter scorn? That Recha is a Christian
On you a Christian templar, and her lover,
Confers no joy.
"Nathan The Wise - Act III" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Man's wisdom is at the tip of his pen,
His intelligence is in his writing.
His pen can raise a man to the rank
That the scepter accords to a king.
"The Power of the Pen" by Samuel ha-Nagid
Comfort of happy light,
That mouse-like leaps amid brown leaves, cheating sight;
Clear naked stars, burning with swift intense
Earthward intelligence;--
"Comfortable Light" by John Freeman
When everything seems to be set
to show me off as a man of intelligence,
the fool I keep concealed on my person
takes over my talk and occupies my mouth.
"We Are Many" by Pablo Neruda

In news:

Everyone needs to write intelligently.
This remarkable, unfailingly intelligent debut film, rooted in the Mississippi Delta's vanishing way of life, tells of the fall-out from one man's suicide on three people.
Last July, American intelligence agencies tracked a Pakistani cargo aircraft as it landed at a North Korean airfield and took on a secret payload: ballistic missile parts, the chief export of North Korea's military.
THE INTELLIGENCE OF THE UNCONSCIOUS By Gerd Gigerenzer Viking, 280 pages, $25.95.
Safety Adam Archuleta is expected to provide the Redskins' secondary a tough and intelligent playmaker.
But missile and intelligence experts say Tehran has a long, technically complex road to travel before it can threaten Manhattan.
Colby, the spymaster who led the Central Intelligence Agency through its worst days in the mid-1970's, was missing and presumed dead today after disappearing while on a solo canoe trip in rough waters, the authorities said.
Pakistani intelligence sources told the Monitor that US intelligence intercepted satellite phone calls made by Osama bin Laden's bodyguard, which helped lead US forces to his hiding place .
Pakistani intelligence sources told the Monitor that US intelligence intercepted satellite phone calls made by Osama bin Laden's bodyguard, which helped lead US forces to his hiding place.
Wenli Liu, Xiaolong Zheng, Tao Wang, Hui Wang, "Collaboration Pattern and Topic Analysis on Intelligence and Security Informatics Research," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol 99, no.
A little more than a quarter of the United States' intelligence community is made up of core contractor personnel, according to inventory taken by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Margaret Warner discusses the latest proposal for reform of the national intelligence community with Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan. And House Intelligence Committee member Anna Eshoo, D-Calif.
Today is 'Talk Intelligently Day', a day to use big words and have fun speaking intelligently …you can even use an accent if you want.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney ordered the CIA to keep a top-secret intelligence program secret from Congress according to a Senate intelligence chairwoman.

In science:

That will expand the application areas of information theory and promote the fusion of information, knowledge and intelligence .
Question on Conditional Entropy
On the Laws of Information-Knowledge-Intelligence Transforms [J] .
Question on Conditional Entropy
These contributions, however, will not be further detailed, since they are beyond the scope of the present paper which is focused on the potential contributions of ambient intelligence to advancing Universal Access in the Information Society.
Ambient Multimodality: an Asset for Developing Universal Access to the Information Society
Thus, the likely spreading, in the near future, of ambient intelligence applications into the general public will significantly contribute to advancing the implementation of Universal Access and its spreading into society.
Ambient Multimodality: an Asset for Developing Universal Access to the Information Society
Interaction Issues in Context-Aware Intelligent Environments.
Ambient Multimodality: an Asset for Developing Universal Access to the Information Society
The random-subcube model allows us to make a clear and intelligible distinction between the three thresholds αd < αsep < αgap .
Random subcubes as a toy model for constraint satisfaction problems
Wright, “Powering Ambient Intelligent Networks”, Ambient Intelligence, edt. W.
Motion-Based Generators for Industrial Applications
At the beginning of the nineties practitionners in artificial intelligence realized that classes of random constraint satisfaction problems used as artificial benchmarks for search algorithms exhibited abrupt changes of behaviour when some control parameter were finely tuned .
A review of the Statistical Mechanics approach to Random Optimization Problems
For some syntactically restricted classes of programs (e.g. stratified programs), the “Intelligent Grounding ” module already computes the corresponding answ er sets.
Design and Implementation of Aggregate Functions in the DLV System
Implementing aggregates in the DLV system, has had a strong impact on DLV requiring many changes to the modules of the DLV core, and, especially, to the “Intelligent Grounding ” (IG) and to the “Model Generator ” (MG) modules.
Design and Implementation of Aggregate Functions in the DLV System
In Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI)2001.
Design and Implementation of Aggregate Functions in the DLV System
Consequently, valuable intelligence that could be fed to ongoing investigations is very likely to emerge from unconventional locations and sources, which the security apparatuses underestimate or cannot monitor effectively.
Intelligence gathering by capturing the social processes within prisons
Parameterized complexity provides a new perspective on hard algorithmic problems, while fixed-parameter algorithms have found applications in a variety of areas such as artificial intelligence, computational biology, cognitive modeling, graph theory, and various optimization problems.
A Fixed-Parameter Algorithm for Random Instances of Weighted d-CNF Satisfiability
Likewise, intelligent resource allocation procedures also will play a prominent role to ensure reliability and efficiency in future wireless data networks .
Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Multiuser MIMO Systems: A Game-Theoretic Framework
Katharina Siorpaes, Martin Hepp. myOntology: The Marriage of Ontology Engineering and Collective Intelligence.
AceWiki: Collaborative Ontology Management in Controlled Natural Language