in·​tu·​i·​tion·​ism | \ ˌin-tü-ˈi-shə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce intuitionism (audio) , -tyü- \

Definition of intuitionism

1a : a doctrine that objects of perception are intuitively known to be real
b : a doctrine that there are basic truths intuitively known
2 : a doctrine that right or wrong or fundamental principles about what is right and wrong can be intuited
3 : a philosophical thesis that human beings have a direct intuitive understanding of mathematics and that rejects the principle that every mathematical statement must be true or false

Other Words from intuitionism

intuitionist \ ˌin-​tü-​ˈi-​sh(ə-​)nist How to pronounce intuitionist (audio) , -​tyü-​ \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of intuitionism

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Intuitionism.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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