Intelligence vs. Skill

Intelligence vs. Skill — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Intelligence and Skill

Intelligencenoun

The ability to acquire, understand, and use knowledge

a person of extraordinary intelligence.

Skillnoun

Proficiency, facility, or dexterity that is acquired or developed through training or experience

painted with great skill.

Intelligencenoun

Information, especially secret information gathered about an actual or potential enemy or adversary.

Skillnoun

A developed talent or ability

improved his writing skills.

Intelligencenoun

The gathering of such information

"Corporate intelligence relies on a slew of tools, some sophisticated, many quite basic" (Neil King and Jess Bravin).

Skillnoun

An art, trade, or technique, particularly one requiring use of the hands or body

the skill of glassmaking.
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Intelligencenoun

An agency or organization whose purpose is to gather such information

an officer from military intelligence.

Skillnoun

(Obsolete) A reason; a cause.

Intelligencenoun

An intelligent, incorporeal being, especially an angel.

Skillnoun

Capacity to do something well; technique, ability. Skills are usually acquired or learned, as opposed to abilities, which are often thought of as innate.

Intelligencenoun

Capacity of mind, especially to understand principles, truths, facts or meanings, acquire knowledge, and apply it to practice; the ability to comprehend and learn.

Skillnoun

(obsolete) Discrimination; judgment; propriety; reason; cause.

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Intelligencenoun

(countable) An entity that has such capacities.

Skillnoun

(obsolete) Knowledge; understanding.

Intelligencenoun

Information, usually secret, about the enemy or about hostile activities.

Skillnoun

(obsolete) Display of art; exercise of ability; contrivance; address.

Intelligencenoun

(countable) A political or military department, agency or unit designed to gather information, usually secret, about the enemy or about hostile activities.

Skilladjective

Great, excellent.

Intelligencenoun

(dated) Acquaintance; intercourse; familiarity.

Skillverb

(transitive) To set apart; separate.

Intelligencenoun

the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience

Skillverb

To discern; have knowledge or understanding; to know how (to).

Intelligencenoun

a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy

Skillverb

To know; to understand.

Intelligencenoun

secret information about an enemy (or potential enemy);

we sent out planes to gather intelligence on their radar coverage

Skillverb

(intransitive) To have knowledge or comprehension; discern.

Intelligencenoun

new information about specific and timely events;

they awaited news of the outcome

Skillverb

(intransitive) To have personal or practical knowledge; be versed or practised; be expert or dextrous.

Intelligencenoun

the operation of gathering information about an enemy

Skillverb

To make a difference; signify; matter.

Skillverb

(video games) To spend acquired points in exchange for skills.

Skillnoun

an ability that has been acquired by training

Skillnoun

ability to produce solutions in some problem domain;

the skill of a well-trained boxerthe sweet science of pugilism