intelligence quotient

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Alternative formsEdit

  • IQ (initialism)

EtymologyEdit

A calque of German Intelligenzquotient. Coined in 1912 by German psychologist William Stern.

NounEdit

intelligence quotient (plural intelligence quotients)

  1. A score derived from one of several different standardized tests attempting to measure a person's intelligence relative to that of the general population, with the average usually calibrated to a number around 100.

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