Meaning of IQ in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌī-ˈkyü ]


Etymology: i ntelligence q uotient

Date: 1920

1. : 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

2. : proficiency in or knowledge of a specified subject

nobody questioned his hockey IQ

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.