noun An·schau·ung \ˈänˌshau̇əŋ, -au̇‧(ˌ) u̇ŋ\

Definition of Anschauung



  1. 1 :  intuition; specifically :  sense intuition

  2. 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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Origin and Etymology of 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) — more at on, show

First Known Use: 1839

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capable of being understood in two ways

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