intuition

[in-too-ish-uhn, -tyoo-]
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.
a.
an immediate cognition of an object not inferred or determined by a previous cognition of the same object.
b.
any object or truth so discerned.
c.
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:
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

intuitionless, adjective
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intuition (ˌɪntjʊˈɪʃən)
 
n
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
 
[C15: from Late Latin intuitiō a contemplation, from Latin intuērī to gaze upon, from tuērī to look at]
 
intu'itional
 
adj
 
intu'itionally
 
adv

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intuition
late 15c., from M.Fr. intuition, from L.L. intuitionem (nom. intuitio) "a looking at, consideration," from L. intuitus, pp. of intueri "look at, consider," from in- "at, on" + tueri "to look at, watch over" (see tuition).
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Intuition definition

operating system
The Amiga windowing system (a shared-code library).
(1997-08-01)

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Example sentences
Insight and intuition are qualities linked to this color.
Her understanding of her husband is a result both of her intuition and of the
  years she spent with him.
Only his errors preserve the doubts, quirks, and prejudices that fed his
  intuition.
That's why you run the model: human intuition often fails.
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