Meaning of “intelligence” in the English Dictionary

"intelligence" in British English

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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)

"intelligence" in American English

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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 /ɪnˈtelɪdʒəns/ us

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)