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Intelligence quotient

Synonym(s)

  • IQ

Definition(s)

Relative intelligence of an individual expressed as a score on a standardized test of intelligence. Consider also intelligence.

Definition from: Psychological Index Terms via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A number used to express the apparent relative intelligence of a person: as A: the ratio of the mental age (as reported on a standardized test) to the chronological age multiplied by 100. B: a score determined by one's performance on a standardized intelligence test relative to the average performance of others of the same age.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: April 21, 2014