Intuition meaning

ĭnto͝o-ĭshən, -tyo͝o-
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The definition of intuition is an immediate understanding or knowing something without reasoning.

An example of intuition is love at first sight.

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The faculty of knowing or understanding something without reasoning or proof.
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Immediate cognition without the use of conscious rational processes.
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A perceptive insight gained by the use of this faculty.
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An impression or insight gained by the use of this faculty.
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The ability to perceive or know things without conscious reasoning.
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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