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English noun: intelligence

1. intelligence (cognition) the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience


Broader (hypernym)ability, power


Narrower (hyponym)acuity, acuteness, astuteness, brain, brainpower, breadth, brightness, brilliance, cleverness, comprehensiveness, genius, intellect, keenness, largeness, learning ability, marbles, mental capacity, mental dexterity, mental quickness, mentality, mind, nimbleness, nonverbal intelligence, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, precociousness, precocity, quick-wittedness, quickness, sharpness, shrewdness, smartness, verbal intelligence, wit, wits


Attributeintelligent, stupid, unintelligent


Antonymsstupidity

2. intelligence (group) a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy


Synonymsintelligence agency, intelligence service


Broader (hypernym)administrative body, administrative unit


Narrower (hyponym)IC, Intelligence Community, international intelligence agency, military intelligence, military intelligence agency, National Intelligence Community, United States intelligence agency, United States Intelligence Community

3. intelligence (communication) secret information about an enemy (or potential enemy)


SamplesWe sent out planes to gather intelligence on their radar coverage.


Synonymsintelligence information


Broader (hypernym)info, information


Narrower (hyponym)military intelligence

4. intelligence (communication) information about recent and important events


SamplesThey awaited news of the outcome.


Synonymsnews, tidings, word


Broader (hypernym)info, information


Narrower (hyponym)good word, latest, update

5. intelligence (act) the operation of gathering information about an enemy


Synonymsintelligence activity, intelligence operation


Broader (hypernym)information gathering


Narrower (hyponym)clandestine operation, combat intelligence, counterintelligence, current intelligence, overt operation, reconnaissance, reconnaissance mission, SIGINT, signals intelligence, spying, strategic intelligence, tactical intelligence, undercover work









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