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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intelligence  \In*tel"li*gence\,  n.  [F.  intelligence,  L. 
  intelligentia,  intellegentia  See  {Intelligent}.] 
  1.  The  act  or  state  of  knowing;  the  exercise  of  the 
  understanding. 
 
  2.  The  capacity  to  know  or  understand;  readiness  of 
  comprehension;  the  intellect,  as  a  gift  or  an  endowment. 
 
  And  dimmed  with  darkness  their  intelligence. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  Information  communicated;  news  notice;  advice. 
 
  Intelligence  is  given  where  you  are  hid.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  Acquaintance;  intercourse;  familiarity.  [Obs.] 
 
  He  lived  rather  in  a  fair  intelligence  than  any 
  friendship  with  the  favorites.  --Clarendon. 
 
  5.  Knowledge  imparted  or  acquired,  whether  by  study, 
  research,  or  experience;  general  information. 
 
  I  write  as  he  that  none  intelligence  Of  meters  hath, 
  ne  flowers  of  sentence.  --Court  of 
  Love. 
 
  6.  An  intelligent  being  or  spirit;  --  generally  applied  to 
  pure  spirits;  as  a  created  intelligence.  --Milton. 
 
  The  great  Intelligences  fair  That  range  above  our 
  mortal  state,  In  circle  round  the  blessed  gate, 
  Received  and  gave  him  welcome  there  --Tennyson. 
 
  {Intelligence  office},  an  office  where  information  may  be 
  obtained,  particularly  respecting  servants  to  be  hired. 
 
  Syn:  Understanding;  intellect;  instruction;  advice;  notice; 
  notification;  news  information;  report. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intelligence 
  n  1:  the  ability  to  comprehend;  to  understand  and  profit  from 
  experience  [ant:  {stupidity}] 
  2:  a  unit  responsible  for  gathering  and  interpreting 
  intelligence 
  3:  secret  information  about  an  enemy  (or  potential  enemy);  "we 
  sent  out  planes  to  gather  intelligence  on  their  radar 
  coverage" 
  4:  new  information  about  specific  and  timely  events;  "they 
  awaited  news  of  the  outcome"  [syn:  {news},  {tidings},  {word}] 
  5:  the  operation  of  gathering  information  about  an  enemy  [syn: 
  {intelligence  activity},  {intelligence  operation}] 




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