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Word of the Day: Intelligent

Sep 9, 2019 | The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day | 0 comments

in-tel-li-gent / in-ˈte-lə-jənt
1.      having or showing a great mental capacity; exceedingly smart
Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
George Orwell, 1903-1950
2.      showing rational thought and thorough understanding
I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.
Socrates, c. 470-399 BC
3.      possessing intellect and the ability to reason
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
Bill Watterson, 1958-
4.      run or controlled by computers
Trying to build intelligent machines has long been a human preoccupation, both with calculating machines and in literature.
Leon Sterling, ?-

Thank you for including the Dictionary Project in the good work you do in your club.  In my club, we have provided Dictionaries for third-grade students for enough years that now we are having former students help us to present dictionaries each year.  They are often returning to the same classrooms that they were third-grade students.  Teachers plead every year for us to NEVER quit this valuable project.  They tell us that students NEED paper books to learn to read, to learn to do research and to do independent study.  Please send me pictures of your presentations and tell me about your visits to the schools to give dictionaries to the students. To be included in our newsletter you can send me your stories at

By PDG Scott McLaughlin

District Governor 2019-2020
PDG Scott is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 29 (Region 36). Scott is a member of the Paul Harris Society and Major Donor.Scott is a Rotarian in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club of Kearney, NE

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