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Intelligence refers to the cognitive capability of a person. As a result, intelligence has a central role to play in defining and assessing giftedness and is an important part of many models of giftedness.

Intelligence is not viewed as a single capability but rather as a combination of different component capabilities. Among the most important of these capabilities are abstract thinking, deductive reasoning, problem solving, and the ability to acquire knowledge independently.

The authors Nicole Miceli and Anne-Kathrin Stiller have developed this glossary together with the Fachportal Team. The glossary was translated by Daniel Shatwell and edited by Lisa Trierweiler.