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"intelligence" in British English

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intelligencenoun

uk   /ɪnˈtel.ɪ.dʒəns/  us   /ɪnˈtel.ə.dʒəns/
  • intelligence noun (ABILITY)

B2 [U] the ability to learn, understand, and make judgments or have opinions that are based on reason: an intelligence test a child of high/average/low intelligence It's the intelligence of her writing that impresses me.

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(Definition of intelligence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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intelligencenoun [U]

 us   /ɪnˈtel·ɪ·dʒəns/
  • intelligence noun [U] (THINKING ABILITY)

the ability to understand and learn well, and to form judgments and opinions based on reason: He’s a child of normal intelligence but he’s emotionally immature.
  • intelligence noun [U] (INFORMATION)

a government department or other group that gathers information about other countries or enemies, or the information that is gathered: foreign intelligence
(Definition of intelligence from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"intelligence" in Business English

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intelligencenoun [U]

uk   us   /ɪnˈtelɪdʒəns/
the ability to learn and understand things quickly and easily: Her high intelligence, ability and drive were evident from the start. People questioned the intelligence of his decision. an intelligence test
secret information that a company, country, etc. manages to get about another company, country, etc.: intelligence that We have good intelligence that they will be launching the latest model at next year's trade show.intelligence on/about sth Sometimes, the officers receive intelligence about a suspect on a particular flight.gather/provide intelligence They gather intelligence on their competitors to find out what their plans are.business/market intelligence We need to analyze and act on market intelligence with greater efficiency. foreign/national/military intelligence
(Definition of intelligence from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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