Intelligent meaning

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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.

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Having intelligence.

Is there intelligent life elsewhere in the galaxy?

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Appealing to the intellect; intellectual.

A film with witty and intelligent dialogue.

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(archaic) Aware (of something)
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Having the same level of brain power as mankind.

The hunt for intelligent life.

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Showing sound judgment and rationality.

An intelligent decision; an intelligent solution to the problem.

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Having or using intelligence; rational.
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Capable of some independent functioning because equipped with a microprocessor or computer.

An intelligent missile.

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Characterized by thoughtful interaction.

My girlfriend and I had an intelligent conversation.

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Having an environment-sensing automatically-invoked built-in computer capability.

An intelligent network or keyboard.

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Having a high degree of intelligence; mentally acute.

An intelligent student.

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Having or showing an alert mind or high intelligence; bright, perceptive, informed, clever, wise, etc.
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The engineer had a very intelligent design proposal for the new car.

The general devised an intelligent strategy for the southern campaign.

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Origin of intelligent

  • Latin intelligēns intelligent- present participle of intellegere, intelligere to perceive inter- inter- legere to choose leg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French intelligent, from Latin intellegēns (“discerning”), present active participle of intellegō (“understand, comprehend”), itself from inter (“between”) + legō (“choose, pick out, read”).

    From Wiktionary