(comparative intelligenter or more intelligent, superlative intelligentest or most intelligent)
- Of high or especially quick cognitive capacity, bright.
- Well thought-out, well considered.
- The engineer had a very intelligent design proposal for the new car.
- The general devised an intelligent strategy for the southern campaign.
- Characterized by thoughtful interaction.
- My girlfriend and I had an intelligent conversation.
- Having the same level of brain power as mankind.
- The hunt for intelligent life.
- Having an environment-sensing automatically-invoked built-in computer capability
- An intelligent network or keyboard.
From Middle French intelligent, from Latin intellegēns (“discerning”), present active participle of intellegō (“understand, comprehend”), itself from inter (“between”) + legō (“choose, pick out, read”).