An·​schau·​ung | \ ˈänˌshau̇əŋ, -au̇‧(ˌ) u̇ŋ \
plural Anschauungen\ -​ŋən \

Definition of Anschauung

1 : intuition specifically : sense intuition
2 : the element in knowledge that is directly given in sense awareness also : sense perception or sense presentation : apprehension or immediate perception that involves fewest elements of rational insight

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First Known Use of Anschauung

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Anschauung

German, from Middle High German aneschouwunge contemplation, from aneschouwen to look at, contemplate (from Old High German anascouwōn, from ana on, at + scouwōn to look) + -unge (from Old High German -unga -ing)

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“Anschauung.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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