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1 What is intelligence ? on Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:06 pm


A Collection of Definitions of Intelligence

1. “The ability to use memory, knowledge, experience, understanding, reasoning,
imagination and judgement in order to solve problems and adapt
to new situations.” AllWords Dictionary, 2006

2. “The capacity to acquire and apply knowledge.” The American Heritage
Dictionary, fourth edition, 2000

3. “Individuals differ from one another in their ability to understand complex
ideas, to adapt effectively to the environment, to learn from experience,
to engage in various forms of reasoning, to overcome obstacles by taking
thought.” American Psychological Association [28]

4. “The ability to learn, understand and make judgments or have opinions
that are based on reason” Cambridge Advance Learner’s Dictionary, 2006

5. “Intelligence is a very general mental capability that, among other things,
involves the ability to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend
complex ideas, learn quickly and learn from experience.” Common
statement with 52 expert signatories [13]

6. “The ability to learn facts and skills and apply them, especially when this
ability is highly developed.” Encarta World English Dictionary, 2006

7. “. . . ability to adapt effectively to the environment, either by making a
change in oneself or by changing the environment or finding a new one
. . . intelligence is not a single mental process, but rather a combination of
many mental processes directed toward effective adaptation to the environment.”
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2006

8. “the general mental ability involved in calculating, reasoning, perceiving
relationships and analogies, learning quickly, storing and retrieving information,
using language fluently, classifying, generalizing, and adjusting to
new situations.” Columbia Encyclopedia, sixth edition, 2006

9. “Capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding, and similar forms of
mental activity; aptitude in grasping truths, relationships, facts, meanings,
etc.” Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2006

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