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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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)
First Known Use: 1839See Words from the same year
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