intelligent

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From Middle 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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  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈtɛlɪdʒənt/
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Adjective[edit]

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 the same level of brain power as mankind.
    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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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French intelligent.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

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intelligent

  1. intelligent

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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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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

intelligent ‎(comparative intelligenter, superlative intelligentst)

  1. intelligent, bright, smart

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

  1. intelligent

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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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Latin[edit]

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intelligent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of intelligō

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intelligent

  1. intelligent, bright
Common, singular Neuter, singular Plural
Indefinite Definite, sexus masculine Definite, other sexus Indefinite Definite
Absolute intelligent intelligente intelligenta intelligent intelligenta intelligenta
Comparative intelligentare, mer intelligent
Superlative attribute -- intelligentaste, mest intelligenta intelligentaste, mest intelligenta -- intelligentaste, mest intelligenta intelligentaste, mest intelligenta
predicative intelligentast, mest intelligent intelligentaste, mest intelligenta intelligentaste, mest intelligenta intelligentast, mest intelligent intelligentaste, mest intelligenta intelligentaste, mest intelligenta