intelligence

(redirected from Intelligences)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

intelligence

 [in-tel´ĭ-jens]
the ability to comprehend or understand. It is basically a combination of reasoning, memory, imagination, and judgment; each of these faculties relies upon the others. Intelligence is not an entity within a person but a combination of cognitive skills and knowledge made evident by behaviors that are adaptive.

In speaking of general intelligence, authorities often distinguish between a number of different kinds of basic mental ability. One of these is verbal aptitude, the ability to understand the meaning of words and to use them effectively in writing or speaking. Another is skill with numbers, the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide and to use these skills in problems. The capacity to work with spatial relationships, that is, with visualizing how objects take up space, is still another (for example, how two triangles can fit together to make a square). Perception, memory, and reasoning may also be considered different basic abilities.

These abilities are the ones that are usually examined by intelligence tests. There are others, however, that may be as important or more important. Determination and perseverance make intelligence effective and useful. Artistic talent, such as proficiency in art or music, and creativity, the ability to use thought and imagination to produce original ideas, are difficult to measure but are certainly part of intelligence.
intelligence quotient (I.Q.) a numerical expression of intellectual capacity obtained by multiplying the mental age of the subject, ascertained by testing, by 100 and dividing by his or her chronologic age.
intelligence test a set of problems or tasks posed to assess an individual's innate ability to judge, comprehend, and reason.

in·tel·li·gence

(in-tel'i-jens),
1. A person's aggregate capacity to act purposefully, think rationally, and deal effectively with the environment, especially in relation to the extent of one's perceived effectiveness in meeting challenges.
2. In psychology, a person's relative standing on two quantitative indices, measured intelligence and effectiveness of adaptive behavior; a quantitative score or similar index on both indices constitutes the operational definition of intelligence.
[L. intelligentia]

intelligence

[intel′ijəns]
Etymology: L, intelligentia, perception
1 the potential ability to acquire, retain, and apply experience, understanding, knowledge, reasoning, and judgment in coping with new experiences and in solving problems.
2 the manifestation of such ability. See also intelligence quotient. intelligent, adj.

in·tel·li·gence

(in-tel'i-jĕns)
1. A person's aggregate capacity to act purposefully, think rationally, and deal effectively with the environment, especially in meeting challenges and solving problems.
2. psychology A person's relative standing on two quantitative indices, those that measured intelligence and the effectiveness of adaptive behavior; a quantitative score or similar index on both indices constitutes the operational definition of intelligence.

intelligence

A group of separate, but correlated, abilities, such as memory, speed of perception of relationships, verbal skills, numerical skills and visuo-spatial perception, each of which is present to a varying degree. There is no single entity which may be described as raw, undifferentiated intelligence. The IQ (INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENT), which attempts to quantify these abilities, generally equates well with scholastic performance and with subsequent success in business or professional life, but a severe deficiency in motivation may nullify a high IQ.

intelligence

the ability to understand and create abstract ideas. Tests to measure intelligence are rather unreliable since it is not possible to separate completely environmental influences (such as schooling and social background) from innate ability. Nevertheless, such tests are widely used, producing a measure called the Intelligence Quotient (IQ) which is:

actual age Thus, if a person has an average mental age for his age-group he will have an I.Q. score of 100. The HERITABILITY of intelligence is thought to be between 0.5 and 0.7.

in·tel·li·gence

(in-tel'i-jĕns)
A person's aggregate capacity to act purposefully, think rationally, and deal effectively with the environment.

intelligence,

n mental potential or capacity; an individual's total repertoire of problem-solving and cognitive discrimination responses that are usual and expected at a given age level and in the large population unit; that which is measured by an intelligence test.
intelligence dental, quotient,
n an estimated appraisal of a patient's knowledge and appreciation of dental services.
intelligence quotient (IQ),
n an estimate of intelligence level; an index determined by dividing the mental age in months by the chronologic age in months and multiplying the result by 100. Thus the IQ of a child of 100 months with a mental age of 110 months would be 110.

intelligence

1. the ability to comprehend or understand.
2. information gathered about the state of affairs in a farming system, a disease occurrence study, a public health survey or a veterinary service.
References in periodicals archive ?
My recently published investigation of 41 schools that use multiple intelligences theory has identified those practices that enable educators to use the theory, not for its own sake, but to enable students to produce high-level work.
The school that I lead, the New City School, has been implementing multiple intelligences theory since 1988.
Psychometric diehards assume that the correct model of intelligence can be generated by investigating how people think in highly atypical situations.
MOST PEOPLE WHOM WE CONSIDER GENIUSES, PEOPLE WHO HAVE MADE THEIR MARK IN THE world, people such as Barbara Walters, Sam Walton, and Bill Gates, are generally individuals who, by some lucky accident, have succeeded in drawing on a second of the six intelligences or, in rare cases, a third.
The other five intelligences remained unknown, unexplored, and, for the most part, undeveloped.
The theory of "multiple" intelligences is so new that experts still argue over the precise number.
Emotional Intelligence and the Heart Take Their Rightful Place Beside IQ and the Brain
This new evidence is no surprise to those behind the latest rage in corporate competence - the idea of emotional intelligence (EQ) as a counterpart to intelligence quotient (IQ).
What's new is the recent identification of these skills under the singular phrase "emotional intelligence," with an accompanying scientifically based, systematized approach to personal development that's rapidly attracting attention within corporate and organizational settings today.
The Business Information Division of Access Intelligence LLC announced today the acquisition of daily publications The Energy Daily and Defense Today, and weekly newsletter Space & Missile Report, from King Publishing Group, expanding its portfolio into the growing energy market and further solidifying its leadership position in the defense marketplace.
Don Pazour, president and CEO of Access Intelligence, said: "Timely market intelligence offered through our investments in the defense, chemical and cable markets have delivered double-digit growth to Access Intelligence.
Access Intelligence has deep ties serving the defense community through its flagship publication Defense Daily.

Full browser ?