Definitions for intuitionˌɪn tuˈɪʃ ən, -tyu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•tu•i•tionˌɪn tuˈɪʃ ən, -tyu-(n.)

  1. direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process; immediate apprehension.

  2. a fact, truth, etc., perceived in this way.

  3. a keen and quick insight.

  4. the quality or ability of having such direct perception or quick insight.

Origin of intuition:

1400–50; late ME < ML intuitiō, LL: the act of gazing at, look

in`t-u•i′tion•al•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intuition(noun)

    instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)

  2. intuition, hunch, suspicion(noun)

    an impression that something might be the case

    "he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. intuition(noun)ˌɪn tuˈɪʃ ən, -tyu-

    the ability to know because of instinct, not information

    She had always followed her intuition.

Wiktionary

  1. intuition(Noun)

    Immediate cognition without the use of conscious rational processes.

  2. intuition(Noun)

    A perceptive insight gained by the use of this faculty.

  3. Origin: From intuitio, from intueri, from in + tueri.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intuition(noun)

    a looking after; a regard to

  2. Intuition(noun)

    direct apprehension or cognition; immediate knowledge, as in perception or consciousness; -- distinguished from "mediate" knowledge, as in reasoning; as, the mind knows by intuition that black is not white, that a circle is not a square, that three are more than two, etc.; quick or ready insight or apprehension

  3. Intuition(noun)

    any object or truth discerned by direct cognition; especially, a first or primary truth

Freebase

  1. Intuition

    Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without inference and/or the use of reason. "The word 'intuition' comes from the Latin word 'intueri' which is usually translated as 'to look inside' or 'to contemplate'." Intuition provides us with beliefs that we cannot justify in every case. For this reason, it has been the subject of study in psychology, as well as a topic of interest in the supernatural. The "right brain" is popularly associated with intuitive processes such as aesthetic abilities. Some scientists have contended that intuition is associated with innovation in scientific discovery. Intuition is also a common subject of New Age writings.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Intuition

    a name given to immediate knowledge, as distinct from mediate or inferential knowledge, and which is matter of consciousness or direct perception.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Intuition

    Knowing or understanding without conscious use of reasoning. (Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors, 1994)

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. INTUITION

    A fictitious quality in females--really Suspicion.


Translations for intuition

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

intuition(noun)

the power of understanding or ralizing something without thinking it out

She knew by intuition that he was telling her the truth.

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