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Meaning of INTUITION

Pronunciation:  `intoo'ishun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)
  2. [n]  an impression that something might be the case; "he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"

INTUITION is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: hunch, suspicion
 See Also: basic cognitive process, belief, bosom, feeling, gnosis, heart, immediacy, immediate apprehension, impression, insight, inspiration, notion, opinion, sixth sense



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In`tu*i"tion\, n. [L. intuitus, p. p. of intueri to
look on; in- in, on + tueri: cf. F. intuition. See
1. A looking after; a regard to. [Obs.]

         What, no reflection on a reward! He might have an
         intuition at it, as the encouragement, though not
         the cause, of his pains.              --Fuller.

2. Direct apprehension or cognition; immediate knowledge, as
   in perception or consciousness; -- distinguished from
   ``mediate'' knowledge, as in reasoning; as, the mind knows
   by intuition that black is not white, that a circle is not
   a square, that three are more than two, etc.; quick or
   ready insight or apprehension.

         Sagacity and a nameless something more, -- let us
         call it intuition.                    --Hawthorne.

3. Any object or truth discerned by direct cognition;
   especially, a first or primary truth.

Computing Dictionary

The amiga windowing system (a shared-code library).

Thesaurus Terms
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