intellect-, intellig-

(Latin: know, learn)

Intelligence activities concerned with identifying and counteracting the threat to security posed by hostile intelligence organizations or by individuals engaged in espionage, or sabotage, or subversion, or terrorism.
Damnant quod non intelligunt.
They condemn what they do not understand.

Often heard from those who strive to be creative.

electronic intelligence, ELINT
1. A worldwide U.S. Air Force network which has fixed stations, specially equipped aircraft, and reconnaissance satellites to monitor and record enemy electromagnetic emissions.

These signals are processed to give the nature and deployment of enemy warning and missile guidance radars, fire control, and countermeasures systems.

2. Technical and geolocation intelligence derived from foreign noncommunications electromagnetic radiations emanating from other than nuclear detonations or radioactive sources.
3. Electronic systems, apparatus, and operations for obtaining information concerning a military enemy's capabilities, intentions, plans, and order of battle.
1. Someone's ability to think, reason, and understand.
2. Very intelligent and knowledgeable.
intellectual narcissism
Narcissism manifested as an attempt to dominate others and to regain or to maintain omnipotence by intellectual prowess.
1. The ability to learn facts and skills and apply them; especially, when this ability is highly developed.
2. The capacity to acquire and apply knowledge or the faculty of thought and reason.
3. Information about secret plans or activities; especially, those of foreign governments, the armed forces, business enemies, or criminals.
4. Etymology: from Latin intelligent-, formed from intellegere,, “to perceive, to discern”; from inter-, “between” plus legere, “to choose, to read”.
1. Having intelligence, especially to a highly developed degree.
2. Aware, knowledgeable, or informed.
3. Etymology: from Latin intelligent-, formed from intellegere, “to perceive, to discern”; from inter-, “between” plus legere, “to choose, to read” (source of English "select" and "legible").
intelligent design
The assertion or belief that physical and biological systems observed in the universe result from purposeful design by an Intelligent Being (God) rather than from chance or undirected natural processes.

Intelligent design (ID) is an anti-evolution belief that asserts that naturalistic explanations of some biological entities are not possible and such entities can only be explained by intelligent causes.

Advocates of intelligent design maintain that their belief is scientific and provides empirical proof for the existence of God. They claim that intelligent design should be taught in the science classroom as an alternative to the science of evolution.

intelligent, intelligible, intellectual
intelligent (in TEL uh juhnt) (adjective)
1. Referring to a person who possesses and uses good judgment, problem solving, and advanced thinking: Helena appeared to be intelligent as reflected in her positive choices and decisions.
2. Concerning an individual who has the ability to learn and to understand what is being learned: Dina's class was characterized as being quite intelligent.
intelligible (in TEL i juh buhl) (adjective)
Relating to something which can be understood or comprehended: In her speech, Ingrid made many relevant and intelligible comments on the topic of water conservation.
intellectual (in" tl EK choo uhl) (adjective)
1. Inclined towards or interested in things that require the use of thought and reflection: Jason always liked intellectual pursuits; such as, studying poetry and the classics.
2. Descriptive of the possession of a high level of critical thinking: Janine had a fine intellectual face that matched her wits and conversational skills.

The gathering was billed as an intellectual get together of doctors and the theme was an intelligible dialogue among the more intelligent members of the medical profession.

In an intelligent manner or characterized by an ability to think and understand things clearly and logically.
The most intelligent, intellectual, or highly educated members of a society or community, especially those who are interested in the arts, literature, philosophy, and politics.
1. Capable of being understood.
2. Perceptible only by the mind, not the senses.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units meaning "know, knowledge; learn, learning": cogni-; discip-; gno-; histor-; learn, know; math-; sap-; sci-; sopho-.