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 for intelligence
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Intelligence \In*tel"li*gence\, n. [F. intelligence, L.
     intelligentia, intellegentia. See Intelligent.]
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     1. The act or state of knowing; the exercise of the
        understanding.
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     2. The capacity to know or understand; readiness of
        comprehension; the intellect, as a gift or an endowment.
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              And dimmed with darkness their intelligence.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     3. Information communicated; news; notice; advice.
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              Intelligence is given where you are hid. --Shak.
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     4. Acquaintance; intercourse; familiarity. [Obs.]
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              He lived rather in a fair intelligence than any
              friendship with the favorites.        --Clarendon.
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     5. Knowledge imparted or acquired, whether by study,
        research, or experience; general information.
        Specifically; (Mil.) Information about an enemy or
        potential enemy, his capacities, and intentions.
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              I write as he that none intelligence
              Of meters hath, ne flowers of sentence. --Court of
                                                    Love.
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     6. An intelligent being or spirit; -- generally applied to
        pure spirits; as, a created intelligence. --Milton.
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              The great Intelligences fair
              That range above our mortal state,
              In circle round the blessed gate,
              Received and gave him welcome there.  --Tennyson.
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     7. (Mil.) The division within a military organization that
        gathers and evaluates information about an enemy.
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     Intelligence office, an office where information may be
        obtained, particularly respecting servants to be hired.
  
     Syn: Understanding; intellect; instruction; advice; notice;
          notification; news; information; report.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  intelligence
      n 1: the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from
           experience [ant: stupidity]
      2: a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information
         about an enemy [syn: intelligence, intelligence service,
         intelligence agency]
      3: secret information about an enemy (or potential enemy); "we
         sent out planes to gather intelligence on their radar
         coverage" [syn: intelligence, intelligence information]
      4: information about recent and important events; "they awaited
         news of the outcome" [syn: news, intelligence, tidings,
         word]
      5: the operation of gathering information about an enemy [syn:
         intelligence, intelligence activity, intelligence
         operation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  209 Moby Thesaurus words for "intelligence":
     Vernunft, account, acquaintance, acumen, advice, alertness,
     announcement, apprehension, aptitude, aptness, astuteness, atua,
     blue book, brain, brains, briefing, brightness,
     broadcast journalism, bugging, bulletin, capacity, clairvoyance,
     cleverness, cloak-and-dagger work, command, common sense,
     communication, communique, comprehension, conception,
     conceptualization, consciousness, corpus, counterespionage,
     counterintelligence, daemon, data, datum, demon, directory,
     discernment, discourse of reason, discretion, discursive reason,
     dispatch, docility, dope, educability, electronic surveillance,
     enlightenment, espial, espionage, esprit, evidence, evil spirits,
     experience, expertise, facility, facts, factual base,
     factual information, familiarity, familiarization, findings,
     following, foreknowledge, gen, general information, genius, grasp,
     gray matter, grip, guidebook, handout, hard information, head,
     headpiece, ideation, impressionability, incidental information,
     info, information, inside, insight, instruction, intellect,
     intellection, intellectual, intellectual faculty,
     intelligence bureau, intelligence service, intelligence work,
     intimacy, journalism, judgment, keenness, ken, know-how, knowing,
     knowledge, light, low-down, malleability, mastery, mens,
     mental capacity, mental grasp, mentality, mention, message,
     military intelligence, mind, moldability, mother wit, motivation,
     naval intelligence, news, news agency, news medium, news service,
     newsiness, newsletter, newsmagazine, newspaper, newsworthiness,
     notice, notification, nous, observation, perception, percipience,
     perspicaciousness, perspicacity, plasticity, pliability, poop,
     power of reason, practical knowledge, precognition, prehension,
     presentation, press association, private knowledge, privity,
     promotional material, proof, psyche, publication, publicity,
     quickness, radio, ratio, ratio cognoscendi, rationality, readiness,
     reason, reasoning, reasoning faculty, receptivity, release, report,
     reportage, sagacity, savvy, secret police, secret service,
     self-knowledge, sense, shadowing, shrewdness, sidelight, smarts,
     specter, spirit, spying, stakeout, statement, supernatural being,
     surveillance, susceptibility, tailing, teachability, teachableness,
     technic, technics, technique, telegraph agency, television,
     the dope, the fourth estate, the goods, the know, the press,
     the scoop, tidings, trailing, trainableness, transmission,
     understanding, white book, white paper, willingness, wire service,
     wiretap, wiretapping, wisdom, wise man, wit, word
  
  

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