nonintuitive

adjective

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Muons owe their current fame to a quirk of quantum mechanics, the nonintuitive rules that underlie the atomic realm. New York Times, 7 Apr. 2021 The research applies to quantum computers — computers that perform calculations according to the nonintuitive rules of quantum mechanics. Quanta Magazine, 23 May 2019 Even just the nonintuitive choice to abstain from making Mrs. J the protagonist allows for narrative maneuvers that would otherwise be impossible. Alice Gregory, New York Times, 4 Sep. 2017 Treehouse is an intuitive program for a nonintuitive, nonlinear form of storytelling, and Bloch is adept at demonstrating it. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, 2 Apr. 2007 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonintuitive was in 1856

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Cite this Entry

“Nonintuitive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonintuitive. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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