What does Intuition mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term Intuition:


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"

GCIDE

  1. Intuition(n.)

    Any quick insight, recognized immediately without a reasoning process; a belief arrived at unconsciously; -- often it is based on extensive experience of a subject.

  2. Intuition(n.)

    The ability to have insight into a matter without conscious thought; as, his chemical intuition allowed him to predict compound conformations without any conscious calculation; a mother's intuition often tells her what is best for her child.

  3. Origin: [L. intuitus, p. p. of intueri to look on; in- in, on + tueri: cf. F. intuition. See Tuition.]

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.

Wikipedia

  1. Intuition

    Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without recourse to conscious reasoning. Different writers give the word "intuition" a great variety of different meanings, ranging from direct access to unconscious knowledge, unconscious cognition, inner sensing, inner insight to unconscious pattern-recognition and the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning.The word intuition comes from the Latin verb intueri translated as "consider" or from the late middle English word intuit, "to contemplate".

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

  4. Origin: [L. intuitus, p. p. of intueri to look on; in- in, on + tueri: cf. F. intuition. See Tuition.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intuition

    in-tū-ish′un, n. the power of the mind by which it immediately perceives the truth of things without reasoning or analysis: a truth so perceived, immediate knowledge in contrast with mediate.—v.t. and v.i. In′tuit, to know intuitively.—adj. Intuit′ional.—ns. Intuit′ionalism, the doctrine that the perception of truth is by intuition; Intuit′ionalist.—adj. Intū′itive, perceived or perceiving by intuition: received or known by simple inspection.—adv. Intū′itively.—n. Intū′itivism. [L. in, into or upon, tuēri, tuitus, to look.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. intuition

    To feel, know and understand through the senses, mind, conscience, consciousness, spirit or soul.

    Her intuition was always accurate and she felt, knew and understood so much knowledge, it gave her a dignified and humble sense of confidence.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Intuition in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Intuition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5



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