non·​in·​tu·​i·​tive | \ ˌnän-in-ˈtü-ə-tiv How to pronounce nonintuitive (audio) , -ˈtyü- \

Definition of nonintuitive

: 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

Examples of nonintuitive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The research applies to quantum computers — computers that perform calculations according to the nonintuitive rules of quantum mechanics. Quanta Magazine, "Computer Scientists Expand the Frontier of Verifiable Knowledge," 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, "In ‘Careers for Women,’ the Plot Twists Around the World Trade Center," 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, "More From the New Yorker," 2 Apr. 2007

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First Known Use of nonintuitive

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonintuitive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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