[in-tel-i-juh nt] /ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒənt/
having good understanding or a high mental capacity; quick to comprehend, as persons or animals:
an intelligent student.
displaying or characterized by quickness of understanding, sound thought, or good judgment:
an intelligent reply.
having the faculty of reasoning and understanding; possessing :
intelligent beings in outer space.
Computers. pertaining to the ability to do data processing locally; smart:
An intelligent terminal can edit input before transmission to a host computer.
Compare (def 8).
Archaic. having understanding or knowledge (usually followed by of).
having or indicating intelligence
having high intelligence; clever
indicating high intelligence; perceptive: an intelligent guess
guided by reason; rational
(of computerized functions) able to modify action in the light of ongoing events
(archaic) (postpositive) foll by of. having knowledge or information: they were intelligent of his whereabouts
c.1500, a back-formation from intelligence or else from Latin intelligentem (nominative intelligens), present participle of intelligere, earlier intellegere (see intelligence). Intelligent design, as a name for an alternative to atheistic cosmology and the theory of evolution, is from 1999. Related: Intelligently.
- Intelligent agent
noun any software that is designed to use intelligence to automatically carry out an assigned task, mainly retrieving and delivering information; also called software agent See software agent Usage Note computing
- Intelligent backtracking
algorithm An improved backtracking algorithm for Prolog interpreters, which records the point at which each logic variable becomes bound and, when a given set of bindings leads to failure, ignores any choice point which does not bind any of those variables. No choice from such a choice point can succeed since it does not change […]
- Intelligent card
noun 1. another name for smart card
- Intelligent database
database A database management system which performs data validation and processing traditionally done by application programs. Most DBMSs provide some data validation, e.g. rejecting invalid dates or alphabetic data entered into money fields, but often most processing is done by application programs. There is however no limit to the amount of processing that can be […]