borderline intelligence

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Noun1.borderline intelligence - the minimal IQ required for someone to function normally and independently in the world (without some form of institutional assistance)
I.Q., intelligence quotient, IQ - a measure of a person's intelligence as indicated by an intelligence test; the ratio of a person's mental age to their chronological age (multiplied by 100)
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On psychiatric evaluation, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), specific learning difficulty and borderline intelligence level (IQ:72) were diagnosed.
The behavioral phenotype includes intellectual abilities ranging from borderline intelligence to moderate intellectual disability, poor communication skills and a high frequency of psychiatric disorders with psychotic and affective symptoms developing in adolescence or early adulthood.
He also agreed with another medical diagnosis that Gleeson was "a chronic schizophrenic" of borderline intelligence.
Counseling and psychotherapy with persons with mental retardation and borderline intelligence (pp.

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