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intuition

[in-too-ish-uh n, -tyoo-] /ˌɪn tuˈɪʃ ən, -tyu-/
noun
1.
direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process; immediate apprehension.
2.
a fact, truth, etc., perceived in this way.
3.
a keen and quick insight.
4.
the quality or ability of having such direct perception or quick insight.
5.
Philosophy.
  1. an immediate cognition of an object not inferred or determined by a previous cognition of the same object.
  2. any object or truth so discerned.
  3. pure, untaught, noninferential knowledge.
6.
Linguistics. the ability of the native speaker to make linguistic judgments, as of the grammaticality, ambiguity, equivalence, or nonequivalence of sentences, deriving from the speaker's native-language competence.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Late Latin intuitiōn- (stem of intuitiō) contemplation, equivalent to Latin intuit(us), past participle of intuērī to gaze at, contemplate + -iōn- -ion. See in-2, tuition
Related forms
intuitionless, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for in-tuition

intuition

/ˌɪntjʊˈɪʃən/
noun
1.
knowledge or belief obtained neither by reason nor by perception
2.
instinctive knowledge or belief
3.
a hunch or unjustified belief
4.
(philosophy) immediate knowledge of a proposition or object such as Kant's account of our knowledge of sensible objects
5.
the supposed faculty or process by which we obtain any of these
Derived Forms
intuitional, adjective
intuitionally, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin intuitiō a contemplation, from Latin intuērī to gaze upon, from tuērī to look at
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Word Origin and History for in-tuition

intuition

n.

mid-15c., from Late Latin intuitionem (nominative intuitio) "a looking at, consideration," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin intueri "look at, consider," from in- "at, on" (see in- (2)) + tueri "to look at, watch over" (see tuition).

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