I have read the sentence
In this sentence , I would like to know the usage of 知力 .
In dictionary , it means "intelligence "
Can I use 知恵 or 知能 instead of 知力.
Is there any difference in usage between them.
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To me, 知力 is more related to 知能 than it is to 知恵.
I think the 力 in 知力 implies mental ability, which is somewhat synonymous with the meaning of 能.
For 知恵, I can't do a comparison by kanji, but the definition seems more closely related to wisdom and knowledge (acquired intelligence), than it does to the abilities that come with talent (natural intelligence).
For example which is more applicable to an IQ test vs. a subject specific test like the LSAT?