intelligent

See also: intel·ligent

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈtɛlɪd͡ʒənt/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

intelligent (comparative more intelligent or intelligenter, superlative most intelligent or intelligentest)

  1. Of high or especially quick cognitive capacity, bright.
    • 1927, F. E. Penny, chapter 5, in Pulling the Strings:
      Anstruther laughed good-naturedly. “[…] I shall take out half a dozen intelligent maistries from our Press and get them to give our villagers instruction when they begin work and when they are in the fields.”
  2. 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.
  3. Characterized by thoughtful interaction.
    My girlfriend and I had an intelligent conversation.
  4. Having at least a similar level of brain power to humankind.
    The hunt for intelligent life.
  5. Having an environment-sensing automatically-invoked built-in computer capability.
    an intelligent network or keyboard

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French intelligent.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /enteliɡɛnt/, [entˢeliˈɡ̊ɛnˀd̥]

AdjectiveEdit

intelligent

  1. intelligent

InflectionEdit

Inflection of intelligent
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular intelligent 2
Neuter singular intelligent 2
Plural intelligente 2
Definite attributive1 intelligente
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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EtymologyEdit

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

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intelligent (comparative intelligenter, superlative intelligentst)

  1. intelligent, bright, smart

InflectionEdit

Inflection of intelligent
uninflected intelligent
inflected intelligente
comparative intelligenter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial intelligent intelligenter het intelligentst
het intelligentste
indefinite m./f. sing. intelligente intelligentere intelligentste
n. sing. intelligent intelligenter intelligentste
plural intelligente intelligentere intelligentste
definite intelligente intelligentere intelligentste
partitive intelligents intelligenters

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  • Indonesian: inteligen

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin intelligēns (discerning), present active participle of intellegō (understand, comprehend), itself from inter (between) + legō (choose, pick out, read).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.te.li.ʒɑ̃/, /ɛ̃.tɛ.li.ʒɑ̃/, /ɛ̃.tɛl.li.ʒɑ̃/[1]
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

intelligent (feminine singular intelligente, masculine plural intelligents, feminine plural intelligentes)

  1. intelligent

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  1. ^ intelligent” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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intelligent (comparative intelligenter, superlative am intelligentesten)

  1. intelligent
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 5/2010, page 100:
      Delphine sind die mit Abstand intelligentesten aller Tiere.
      Dolphins are by far the most intelligent of all animals.

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intelligent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of intelligō

SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

intelligent

  1. intelligent, bright

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of intelligent
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular intelligent intelligentare intelligentast
Neuter singular intelligent intelligentare intelligentast
Plural intelligenta intelligentare intelligentast
Masculine plural3 intelligente intelligentare intelligentast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 intelligente intelligentare intelligentaste
All intelligenta intelligentare intelligentaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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