The definition of intuition is an immediate understanding or knowing something without reasoning.noun
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- the direct knowing or learning of something without the conscious use of reasoning; immediate understanding
- something known or learned in this way
- the ability to perceive or know things without conscious reasoning
Origin: LL < L intuitus, pp. of intueri, to look at, regard < in-, in + tueri, to look at, view
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- a. The act or faculty of knowing or sensing without the use of rational processes; immediate cognition. See Synonyms at reason.b. Knowledge gained by the use of this faculty; a perceptive insight.
- A sense of something not evident or deducible; an impression.
Origin: Middle English intuicioun, insight, from Late Latin intuitiō, intuitiōn-, a looking at, from Latin intuitus, a look, from past participle of intuērī, to look at, contemplate : in-, on; see in-2 + tuērī, to look at.
- inˌtu·iˈtion·al adjective
- inˌtu·iˈtion·al·ly adverb