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Intelligence vs. Smartness

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Intelligencenoun

Capacity of mind, especially to understand principles, truths, facts or meanings, acquire knowledge, and apply it to practice; the ability to comprehend and learn.

Smartnessnoun

The state or quality of being smart.

Intelligencenoun

(countable) An entity that has such capacities.

Smartnessnoun

The result or product of being smart.

Intelligencenoun

Information, usually secret, about the enemy or about hostile activities.

Smartnessnoun

The quality or state of being smart.

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Intelligencenoun

(countable) A political or military department, agency or unit designed to gather information, usually secret, about the enemy or about hostile activities.

Smartnessnoun

intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty

Intelligencenoun

(dated) Acquaintance; intercourse; familiarity.

Smartnessnoun

elegance by virtue of being fashionable

Intelligencenoun

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

Intelligencenoun

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

‘And dimmed with darkness their intelligence.’;

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Intelligencenoun

Information communicated; news; notice; advice.

‘Intelligence is given where you are hid.’;

Intelligencenoun

Acquaintance; intercourse; familiarity.

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

Intelligencenoun

Knowledge imparted or acquired, whether by study, research, or experience; general information.

‘I write as he that none intelligenceOf meters hath, ne flowers of sentence.’;

Intelligencenoun

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

‘The great Intelligences fairThat range above our mortal state,In circle round the blessed gate,Received and gave him welcome there.’;

Intelligencenoun

The division within a military organization that gathers and evaluates information about an enemy.

Intelligencenoun

the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience

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Intelligencenoun

a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy

Intelligencenoun

secret information about an enemy (or potential enemy);

‘we sent out planes to gather intelligence on their radar coverage’;

Intelligencenoun

new information about specific and timely events;

‘they awaited news of the outcome’;

Intelligencenoun

the operation of gathering information about an enemy

Intelligence

Intelligence has been defined in many ways: the capacity for logic, understanding, self-awareness, learning, emotional knowledge, reasoning, planning, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving. More generally, it can be described as the ability to perceive or infer information, and to retain it as knowledge to be applied towards adaptive behaviors within an environment or context.

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