non·​in·​tu·​i·​tive ˌnän-in-ˈtü-ə-tiv How to pronounce nonintuitive (audio)
: not intuitive: such as
: not readily learned or understood
Working with a nonintuitive interface causes many programmers to make mistakes.Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene
: not based on or agreeing with intuition
nonintuitive results

Examples of nonintuitive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The solution is somewhat nonintuitive. John B. Snow, Field & Stream, 30 Nov. 2020 However, according to experts, the forms are nonintuitive and brokers frequently fill them out incorrectly. Robert Faturechi, ProPublica, 16 Mar. 2023 Such analysis often reveals nonintuitive areas where targeted change could most benefit a business, taking into account the needs of customers, business partners and employees. Stella Bernstein, Forbes, 3 Jan. 2022 And adding a number to that is completely nonintuitive. Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2011 On the other side is the Einstein who, starting in 1905, laid the foundation for quantum mechanics, the nonintuitive rules that inject randomness into the world — rules that Einstein never accepted. Dennis Overbye, New York Times, 10 Oct. 2022 The result is clunky interfaces for inputting claims data and receipts together with nonintuitive processes, making for a lousy user experience. Joe Peppard and Kristine Dery, WSJ, 6 Mar. 2022 These are a few of our favorite nonintuitive metrics. Jason Freedman, Forbes, 3 Jan. 2022 The legacy systems still in use are often siloed and saddled with nonintuitive user interfaces that require specialized knowledge for skilled operation. Joseph Rajadurai, Forbes, 9 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonintuitive was in 1856

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“Nonintuitive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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