Intelligence quotient

An attempt to measure the intelligence of someone. Abbreviated IQ. The IQ score is usually based upon the results of a written test. To calculate the IQ, the person's mental age as determined by a test is divided by chronologic age, and the result is multiplied by 100. See also intelligence test; intelligence, non-verbal; intelligence, verbal.

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intelligence quotient n IQ

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(IQ)
an index of intellectual development. In childhood and adult life it represents intellectual ability relative to the rest of the population; in children it can also represent rate of development (mental age as a percentage of chronological age). Most intelligence test are constructed so that the resulting intelligence quotients in the general population have a mean of about 100 and a standard deviation of about 15.

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the measure of intelligence obtained by dividing the patient's mental age, as ascertained by the Binet test, by chronological age and multiplying the result by 100. Abbreviated IQ.

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