The noun "intelligence" can be both countable and uncountable.
Meaning: the ability to understand and think about complex ideas
Example sentence: Her high intelligence allowed her to understand advanced mathematics at a very young age.
Meaning: a particular type or class of intelligence
Example sentence: Many educators explored the idea of multiple intelligences in the early 21st century.
Note: "Intelligence" can also mean secret information about a government or a company. This meaning in uncountable.
Test your understanding:
- In Gardner's theory, seven different intelligences are described in detail.
- Gardner's critics say there's no evidence to support his ideas on intelligence.