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in•tel•li•gent



Pronunciation: (in-tel'i-junt), [key]
adj.
1. having good understanding or a high mental capacity; quick to comprehend, as persons or animals: an intelligent student.
2. displaying or characterized by quickness of understanding, sound thought, or good judgment: an intelligent reply.
3. having the faculty of reasoning and understanding; possessing intelligence: intelligent beings in outer space.
4. Computers.pertaining to the ability to do data processing locally; smart: An intelligent terminal can edit input before transmission to a host computer. Cf. dumb (def. 8).
5. Archaic.having understanding or knowledge (usually fol. by of).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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