- The definition of intelligent is someone or something that is bright, informed or shows sound judgment.
- An example of intelligent is Albert Einstein.
- An example of intelligent is a rationale decision.
intelligent definition by Webster's New World
- having or using intelligence; rational
- having or showing an alert mind or high intelligence; bright, perceptive, informed, clever, wise, etc.
- designating or of a terminal capable of performing certain functions with the data, independently of the computer
- equipped with a microprocessor or computer: an intelligent missile
- Archaic aware (of something)
Origin: Classical Latin intelligens, present participle of intelligere: see intellect
- intelligently adverb
intelligent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Having intelligence.
- Having a high degree of intelligence; mentally acute.
- Showing sound judgment and rationality: an intelligent decision; an intelligent solution to the problem.
- Appealing to the intellect; intellectual: a film with witty and intelligent dialogue.
- Computer Science Having certain data storage and processing capabilities: an intelligent terminal; intelligent peripherals.
Origin: Latin intelligēns, intelligent-, present participle of intellegere, intelligere, to perceive : inter-, inter- + legere, to choose; see leg- in Indo-European roots.
- in·telˌli·genˈtial adjective
- in·telˈli·gent·ly adverb