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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.
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in·tel·li·gence test

assesses, using well-researched items and involving a systematic method of administration and scoring, a person's general aptitude or level of potential competence, in contrast to an achievement test.
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intelligence test

A test to assess specific cognitive functions, including verbal abilities, visuospatial construction, mathematical skills, reasoning, and logic. Results obtained from intelligence testing are used to calculate the intelligence quotient (IQ). The most commonly used intelligence tests (e.g., Wechsler or Stanford-Binet) have been validated in broad population studies. Nonetheless, IQ tests have been criticized on a variety of grounds because they may in some cases assess achievement, experience, or sociocultural advantages rather than intelligence.
See: intelligence; quotient, intelligence
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