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intuition

Syllabification: in·tu·i·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌint(y)o͞oˈiSH(ə)n
 
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Definition of intuition in English:

noun

1The ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning: we shall allow our intuition to guide us
More example sentences
  • Remember do not get overly concerned, basic common sense and intuition are your best guide.
  • She uses her acting abilities and intuition to bluff foes out of their clothes.
  • I've heard it vaguely before, and it exposes a hole in my understanding and intuition, if true.
Synonyms
1.1A thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning: your insights and intuitions as a native speaker are positively sought
More example sentences
  • Subjective insights, intuitions and hunches fall into this category of knowledge.
  • As an illustration, consider our intuitions about brain-transplants.
  • The work is an attempt to say something interesting by exploring the author's hunches and intuitions.
Synonyms
hunch, feeling (in one's bones), inkling, (sneaking) suspicion, idea, sense, notion;
premonition, presentiment
informal gut feeling, gut instinct

Origin

late Middle English (denoting spiritual insight or immediate spiritual communication): from late Latin intuitio(n-), from Latin intueri 'consider' (see intuit).

Derivatives

intuitional

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈiSHənl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • There had been something that had been bothering me for a while that I had refused to acknowledge: Why had Wade been acting the way he was after I had called him on a intuitional feeling I had about him and a grudge against me?
  • These included his versions of the strong law of large numbers and the law of the iterated logarithm, some generalisations of the operations of differentiation and integration, and a contribution to intuitional logic.
  • There is the 38-day intuitional cycle, the 43-day aesthetic cycle, and the 53-day spiritual cycle.

intuitionally

2
Pronunciation: /-ˈiSHənl-ē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • The first five factors intuitionally make sense to us, and the factor loadings connected to them are also strong.
  • It is possible to display or generate a map image which can easily be understood intuitionally by a user who is moving.
  • At many schools, reading tests have been constructed intuitionally without the precise mutual discussion and agreement among teachers on which item tests which type of skill.

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