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Definition 1: the operation of gathering information about an enemy - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for intelligence in the sense of this definition

(intelligence is a kind of ...) the act of collecting information

(... is a kind of intelligence ) the act of keeping a secret watch for intelligence purposes

(... is a kind of intelligence ) the act of reconnoitring (especially to gain information about an enemy or potential enemy)

"an exchange of fire occurred on a reconnaissance mission"

(... is a kind of intelligence ) the collection of intelligence openly without concealment

(... is a kind of intelligence ) an intelligence operation so planned and executed as to insure concealment

(... is a kind of intelligence ) intelligence information gathered from communications intelligence or electronics intelligence or telemetry intelligence

(... is a kind of intelligence ) intelligence that is required for forming policy and military plans at national and international levels

(... is a kind of intelligence ) intelligence that is required for the planning and conduct of tactical operations

(... is a kind of intelligence ) intelligence of all types and forms of immediate interest; usually disseminated without delays for evaluation or interpretation

(... is a kind of intelligence ) intelligence activities concerned with identifying and counteracting the threat to security posed by hostile intelligence organizations or by individuals engaged in espionage or sabotage or subversion or terrorism

Definition 2: the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience - [noun denoting cognition]

(intelligence is a kind of ...) possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done

"danger heightened his powers of discrimination"

(... is a kind of intelligence ) the basic human power of intelligent thought and perception

"he used his wits to get ahead" "I was scared out of my wits" "he still had all his marbles and was in full possession of a lively mind"

(... is a kind of intelligence ) intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)

(... is a kind of intelligence ) intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty

(... is a kind of intelligence ) a quick and penetrating intelligence

"he argued with great acuteness" "I admired the keenness of his mind"

(... is a kind of intelligence ) intelligence achieved far ahead of normal developmental schedules

(... is a kind of intelligence ) unusual mental ability

(... is a kind of intelligence ) intelligence as revealed by quickness and alertness of mind

"nimbleness of wit and imagination"

(... is a kind of intelligence ) intelligence as revealed by an ability to give correct responses without delay

(... is a kind of intelligence ) intelligence in the use and comprehension of language

(... is a kind of intelligence ) intelligence that is manifested in the performance of tasks requiring little or no use of language

(... is a kind of intelligence ) knowledge and intellectual ability

"he reads to improve his mind" "he has a keen intellect"

(... is a kind of intelligence ) the capacity to understand a broad range of topics

"a teacher must have a breadth of knowledge of the subject" "a man distinguished by the largeness and scope of his views"

(... is a kind of intelligence ) mental ability

"he's got plenty of brains but no common sense"

(... are attributes of intelligence) having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree

"is there intelligent life in the universe?" "an intelligent question"

(... are attributes of intelligence) lacking intelligence

"a dull job with lazy and unintelligent co-workers"

Definition 3: information about recent and important events - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where intelligence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they awaited news of the outcome

Synonyms for intelligence in the sense of this definition

(intelligence is a kind of ...) a message received and understood

(... is a kind of intelligence ) good news

(... is a kind of intelligence ) the most recent news or development

"have you heard the latest?"

Definition 4: secret information about an enemy (or potential enemy) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where intelligence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we sent out planes to gather intelligence on their radar coverage

Synonyms for intelligence in the sense of this definition

(intelligence is a kind of ...) a message received and understood

(... is a kind of intelligence ) information about the armed forces of another country that is useful in planning and conducting military policy or military operations

Definition 5: a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for intelligence in the sense of this definition

(intelligence is a kind of ...) a unit with administrative responsibilities

(... is a kind of intelligence ) an agency of the armed forces that obtains and analyzes and uses information of strategic or tactical military value

(... is a kind of intelligence ) an intelligence service in the United States

(... is a kind of intelligence ) a group of government agencies and organizations that carry out intelligence activities for the United States government; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence

(... is a kind of intelligence ) an intelligence agency outside the United States

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