intuitive


in·tu·i·tive

adjective \in-ˈtü-ə-tiv, -ˈtyü-\

: having the ability to know or understand things without any proof or evidence : having or characterized by intuition

: based on or agreeing with what is known or understood without any proof or evidence : known or understood by intuition

: agreeing with what seems naturally right

Full Definition of INTUITIVE

1
a :  known or perceived by intuition :  directly apprehended <had an intuitive awareness of his sister's feelings>
b :  knowable by intuition <intuitive truths>
c :  based on or agreeing with intuition <intuitive responses> <makes intuitive sense>
d :  readily learned or understood <software with an intuitive interface>
2
:  knowing or perceiving by intuition
3
:  possessing or given to intuition or insight <an intuitive mind>
in·tu·i·tive·ly adverb
in·tu·i·tive·ness noun

Examples of INTUITIVE

  1. She has an intuitive mind.
  2. a doctor with an intuitive awareness of his patients' concerns
  3. The argument makes intuitive sense.
  4. The software has an intuitive interface.
  5. The controls of an airplane are intuitive. Push to nose down, pull to nose up, turn left, turn right. —Stephan Wilkinson, Popular Science, December 2002

Origin of INTUITIVE

(see intuition)
First Known Use: circa 1645

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