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intuition

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Pronunciation: /ɪntjʊˈɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of intuition in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1The ability to understand something instinctively, 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
1.1 [count noun] A 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, feeling in one's bones, gut feeling, funny feeling, inkling, sneaking suspicion, suspicion, impression;
Buddhism satori
informal feeling in one's water

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
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.

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