Essential Meaning of intuition
1 : a natural ability or power that makes it possible to know something without any proof or evidence : a feeling that guides a person to act a certain way without fully understanding why Intuition was telling her that something was very wrong. "How did you know I would drop by?" "Oh, I don't know. It must have been intuition." I trusted my intuition [=instincts] and ended the relationship.
2 : something that is known or understood without proof or evidence I had an intuition [=(more commonly) feeling, hunch] that you would drop by.
Full Definition of intuition
1a : the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference
b : immediate apprehension or cognition
c : knowledge or conviction gained by intuition
2 : quick and ready insight
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