Definition of intelligence quotient in English:

intelligence quotient

(also IQ)


  • A number representing a person's reasoning ability (measured using problem-solving tests) as compared to the statistical norm or average for their age, taken as 100.

    • ‘Only children with intelligence quotients equal to or greater than 70 were included in the sample.’
    • ‘The present system of evaluation mainly centred on the text, is capable of assessing only the intelligence quotient of the student.’
    • ‘However, the reasons for these children's poor study habits is not a low intelligence quotient, according to experts.’
    • ‘Only eight of 26 opponents ventured to establish their intelligence quotients.’
    • ‘Emotional intelligence involves more than just a high intelligence quotient.’
    • ‘By 1909 he was putting these scores into a table set against a child's age and so the intelligence quotient was born.’
    • ‘All of them have the lowest intelligence quotient.’
    • ‘A measurement of intelligence quotient does not determine the extent of learning difficulties.’
    • ‘The intelligence quotient averaged one hundred and fifty points, the highest among them excelling to over one hundred and eighty, in some few cases.’
    • ‘He found that his intelligence quotient was 72, meaning an approximate mental age of 10.’
    • ‘Intelligence tests usually give a score expressed as an intelligence quotient or IQ.’
    • ‘Their findings offer support between the quality of stimulation during the child's early life and intelligence quotient in later years.’
    • ‘It should be no wonder that they abandon books, manifest lower intelligence quotients, fail to achieve academically, and have depressed professional aspirations.’
    • ‘Their intelligence quotient is about 50, half the average.’
    • ‘But then, the intelligence quotient purports to measure the ratio of cognitive age to chronological age.’
    • ‘The children were of average intelligence quotient and aged 7-11 years.’
    • ‘The scale yields a social age and a social quotient, which can be considered a proximate intelligence quotient.’
    • ‘A person would have to have a very low intelligence quotient to believe such a tale.’
    • ‘We hear a lot about consumers being more food savvy than ever before, and that the culinary intelligence quotient of the public is increasing.’
    • ‘Books on General Knowledge vouch to enhance your intelligence quotient.’
    intellect, intellectual capabilities, intelligence, iq, brainpower, brain, brains, mind, comprehension, understanding, wit, wits, reasoning, rationality, powers of reasoning, wisdom, sense, perception, imagination
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