-au̇‧(ˌ) u̇ŋ
plural Anschauungen
: intuition
specifically : sense intuition
: 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

Word History


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)

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Anschauung was in 1839

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“Anschauung.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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