Intelligence vs Skill - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between intelligence and skill

is that intelligence is (uncountable) capacity of mind, especially to understand principles, truths, facts or meanings, acquire knowledge, and apply it to practice; the ability to learn and comprehend while skill is capacity to do something well; technique, ability skills are usually acquired or learned, as opposed to abilities, which are often thought of as innate.

As a verb skill is

to set apart; separate.

As an adjective skill is

(uk|slang) great, excellent.

intelligence

Noun

  • (uncountable) Capacity of mind, especially to understand principles, truths, facts or meanings, acquire knowledge, and apply it to practice; the ability to learn and comprehend.
  • * 1912 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), (Tarzan of the Apes), Chapter 5
  • Not so, however, with Tarzan, the man-child. His life amidst the dangers of the jungle had taught him to meet emergencies with self-confidence, and his higher intelligence resulted in a quickness of mental action far beyond the powers of the apes.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author= Ian Sample
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=34, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Irregular bedtimes may affect children's brains , passage=Irregular bedtimes may disrupt healthy brain development in young children, according to a study of intelligence and sleeping habits.  ¶ Going to bed at a different time each night affected girls more than boys, but both fared worse on mental tasks than children who had a set bedtime, researchers found.}}
  • (countable) An entity that has such capacities.
  • * Tennyson
  • The great Intelligences fair / That range above our mortal state, / In circle round the blessed gate, / Received and gave him welcome there.
  • (uncountable) Information]], usually secret, about the enemy or about hostile [[activity, activities.
  • (countable) A political or military department, agency or unit designed to gather information, usually secret, about the enemy or about hostile activities.
  • (dated) Acquaintance; intercourse; familiarity.
  • * Clarendon
  • He lived rather in a fair intelligence than any friendship with the favourites.

    Synonyms

    * (capacity of mind) wit, intellect, brightness * (entity) see * See also

    Derived terms

    * artificial intelligence * machine intelligence * CIA * IQ * * * SIS

    skill

    English

    (wikipedia skill)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) skilen (also schillen), partly from (etyl) scylian, .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To set apart; separate.
  • (transitive, chiefly, dialectal) To discern; have knowledge or understanding; to know how (to).
  • * (rfdate) Herbert:
  • I can not skill of these thy ways.
  • To know; to understand.
  • * Barrow
  • to skill the arts of expressing our mind
  • To have knowledge or comprehension; discern.
  • To have personal or practical knowledge; be versed or practised; be expert or dextrous.
  • (archaic) To make a difference; signify; matter.
  • * (rfdate) Herbert:
  • What skills it, if a bag of stones or gold / About thy neck do drown thee?
  • * (rfdate) Sir Walter Scott:
  • It skills not talking of it.
    Synonyms
    * (separate) split (call management systems)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) skill, skille (also schil, schile), from (etyl) .

    Noun

  • Capacity to do something well; technique, ability. Skills are usually acquired or learned, as opposed to abilities, which are often thought of as innate.
  • *
  • *:Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. Indeed, a nail filed sharp is not of much avail as an arrowhead; you must have it barbed, and that was a little beyond our skill .
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-12-06, author=(Simon Hoggart)
  • , volume=189, issue=26, page=43, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Araucaria's last puzzle: crossword master dies , passage=The skill was not in creating a grid full of words, but in producing clues cryptic enough to baffle the puzzler, yet constructed so honestly that they could be solved by any intelligent person who knew the conventions.}}
  • (lb) Discrimination; judgment; propriety; reason; cause.
  • :(Shakespeare)
  • (lb) Knowledge; understanding.
  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:Nor want we skill or art.
  • :(Spenser)
  • (lb) Display of art; exercise of ability; contrivance; address.
  • *(Thomas Fuller) (1606-1661)
  • *:Richardby a thousand princely skills , gathering so much corn as if he meant not to return.
  • Synonyms
    * ability * talent * See also
    Derived terms
    * skillset

    Adjective

    (skiller)
  • (UK, slang) great, excellent
  • * 1987 , Teresa Maughan, Letters'' (in ''Your Sinclair issue 18, June 1987)
  • Well, unfortunately for you, my dearest Waggipoos, I'm much more skill than you!
  • * 1991 , Wreckers'' (video game review in ''Crash issue 88, May 1991)
  • This game is skill . Remember that because it's going to sound really complicated.
  • * 1999', "Andy Smith", ''I am well '''skill'' (on Internet newsgroup ''alt.digitiser )
  • And I am skiller than you.

    Anagrams

    * kills

    References

    * Skel i 1000 English basic words ---- ==Norwegian Bokmål==

    Verb

    (head)