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Noun: intelligence  in'te-li-jun(t)s
  1. The ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
  2. A unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy
    - intelligence service, intelligence agency
  3. Secret information about an enemy (or potential enemy)
    "we sent out planes to gather intelligence on their radar coverage";
    - intelligence information
  4. Information about recent and important events
    "they awaited intelligence of the outcome";
    - news, tidings, word, intel [informal]
  5. The operation of gathering information about an enemy
    - intelligence activity, intelligence operation

Derived forms: intelligences

See also: intelligent, stupid, unintelligent

Type of: ability, administrative body, administrative unit, gen [Brit, informal], info [informal], information, information gathering, power

Antonym: stupidity

Encyclopedia: Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance