What does IQ stand for?

Intelligence quotient

IQ is a popular acronym that stands for intelligence quotient. It is used as a tool to measure an individual's level of intelligence.

Intelligent quotient is a term created by psychologist William Stern in the early 1900s. The score is calculated from a series of standardized tests offered by a licensed clinician and designed to assess intelligence. The average IQ is 100 with each standard deviation worth 15 IQ points. The IQ measurement is often used to assess intellectual disability, evaluate potential employees, and place students.


I have an IQ of 100
That's good, you're perfectly average
IQ means
IQ means Intelligence quotient

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Updated August 24, 2016

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