Intuition Definition

ĭnto͝o-ĭshən, -tyo͝o-
intuitions
noun
intuitions
The direct knowing or learning of something without the conscious use of reasoning; immediate understanding.
Webster's New World
Something known or learned in this way.
Webster's New World
An impression or insight gained by the use of this faculty.
American Heritage
The ability to perceive or know things without conscious reasoning.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Intuition

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Singular:
intuition
Plural:
intuitions

Origin of Intuition

  • 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 in–2 tuērī to look at

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French intuition, from Medieval Latin intuitio (“a looking at, immediate cognition”), from Latin intueri (“to look at, consider”), from in (“in, on”) + tueri (“to look, watch, guard, see, observe”).

    From Wiktionary

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