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intuition

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noun in·tu·i·tion \ˌin-tü-ˈi-shən, -tyü-\

Simple Definition of intuition

  • : a natural ability or power that makes it possible to know something without any proof or evidence : a feeling that guides a person to act a certain way without fully understanding why

  • : something that is known or understood without proof or evidence

Full Definition of intuition

  1. 1 :  quick and ready insight

  2. 2 a :  immediate apprehension or cognition b :  knowledge or conviction gained by intuition c :  the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference

in·tu·i·tion·al play \-ˈish-nəl, -ˈi-shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of intuition

  1. Intuition was telling her that something was very wrong.

  2. How did you know I would drop by? Oh, I don't know. It must have been intuition.



Origin of intuition

Middle English intuycyon, from Late Latin intuition-, intuitio act of contemplating, from Latin intuēri to look at, contemplate, from in- + tuēri to look at


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

intuition

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noun in·tu·ition \ˌin-t(y)u̇-ˈish-ən\

Medical Definition of intuition

  1. 1:  immediate apprehension or cognition without reasoning or inferring

  2. 2:  knowledge or conviction gained by intuition

  3. 3:  the power or faculty of gaining direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference

  4. in·tu·it \in-ˈt(y)ü-ət\play transitive verb
    in·tu·ition·al \ˌin-t(y)u̇-ˈish-nəl, -ən-əl\play adjective
    in·tu·itive \in-ˈt(y)ü-ət-iv\play adjective
    in·tu·itive·ly adverb





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