intuition

noun

in·​tu·​i·​tion ˌin-tü-ˈi-shən How to pronounce intuition (audio)
-tyü-
1
a
: 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
intuitional adjective

Examples of intuition in a Sentence

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.”
Recent Examples on the Web Other voices clamoring around you may have led you to doubt your intuition in the past. Tarot.com, New York Daily News, 8 July 2024 Though Joan — the first female Watson riff on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous stories — brought intuition and empathy to their cases, the detectives were most effective when emotions didn't get in the way of their work. Ew Staff, EW.com, 3 July 2024 July focuses on your relationships and immediate environment, but Neptune retrograde encourages you to trust your intuition in the process. Valerie Mesa, Peoplemag, 1 July 2024 Instead, use that superhuman intuition of yours to excuse yourself when the vibes are off. Meghan Rose, Glamour, 1 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for intuition 

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English intuycyon, from Late Latin intuition-, intuitio act of contemplating, from Latin intuēri to look at, contemplate, from in- + tuēri to look at

First Known Use

circa 1600, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of intuition was circa 1600

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Cite this Entry

“Intuition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intuition. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

intuition

noun
in·​tu·​ition
ˌin-t(y)u̇-ˈish-ən
1
: the power of knowing immediately and without conscious reasoning
2
: something known or understood at once
intuitional
-ˈish-nəl
-ən-ᵊl
adjective

Medical Definition

intuition

noun
in·​tu·​ition ˌin-t(y)u̇-ˈish-ən How to pronounce intuition (audio)
1
: immediate apprehension or cognition without reasoning or inferring
2
: knowledge or conviction gained by intuition
3
: the power or faculty of gaining direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference
intuit transitive verb
intuitional adjective
intuitive adjective
intuitively adverb
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