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1       n-uncount   Intelligence is the quality of being intelligent or clever.  
She's a woman of exceptional intelligence.     
2       n-uncount   Intelligence is the ability to think, reason, and understand instead of doing things automatically or by instinct.  
Nerve cells, after all, do not have intelligence of their own.     
3       n-uncount   Intelligence is information that is gathered by the government or the army about their country's enemies and their activities.  
Why was military intelligence so lacking?     

artificial intelligence     
Artificial intelligence is a type of computer technology which is concerned with making machines work in an intelligent way, similar to the way that the human mind works. The abbreviation AI is also used.      n-uncount  
counter-intelligence      , counter intelligence, counterintelligence  
Counter-intelligence consists of actions that a country takes in order to find out whether another country is spying on it and to prevent it from doing so.      n-uncount   oft N n  
...the FBI's department of counter-intelligence., ...a counter-intelligence officer.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    acumen, alertness, aptitude, brain power, brains     (informal)   brightness, capacity, cleverness, comprehension, discernment, grey matter     (informal)   intellect, mind, nous     (Brit. slang)   penetration, perception, quickness, reason, sense, smarts     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   understanding  
2    advice, data, disclosure, facts, findings, gen     (Brit. informal)   information, knowledge, low-down     (informal)   news, notice, notification, report, rumour, tidings, tip-off, word  
1    dullness, ignorance, stupidity  
2    concealment, misinformation  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

! Cyber intelligence n.
Cyber intelligence is computer system that tracks, examines and defies the digital security risks.
[Tech.];[Leg.] Cyber intelligence is computer system that tracks, examines and defies the digital security risks.

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Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
- (usually of a person) lacking in intelligence, common sense, or just in general awareness; clumsy or idiotic. - [colloquial] [noun] a person that displays these character traits. - [informal] used for emphasis when something is dull, irritating, or nonsensical.
1) "I thought that I was stupid for failing my exam, but at least I tried," 2) "That's not how you do it, stupid!" 3) "I'm tired of this stupid computer!"
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