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intuitive

[in-too-i-tiv, -tyoo-] /ɪnˈtu ɪ tɪv, -ˈtyu-/
adjective
1.
perceiving directly by intuition without rational thought, as a person or the mind.
2.
perceived by, resulting from, or involving intuition:
intuitive knowledge.
3.
having or possessing intuition:
an intuitive person.
4.
capable of being perceived or known by intuition.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Medieval Latin intuitīvus. See intuition, -ive
Related forms
intuitively, adverb
intuitiveness, noun
nonintuitive, adjective
nonintuitively, adverb
nonintuitiveness, noun
quasi-intuitive, adjective
quasi-intuitively, adverb
unintuitive, adjective
unintuitively, adverb
Synonyms
2. innate, inborn, natural.
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  • Most people understand social contracts intuitively.
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  • And when you must dig a host of useful functions are intuitively found.
  • Few management ideas have been so clear or so intuitively right.
  • In days gone by, a great merchant might intuitively sense the customer's wishes.
  • The chart does not intuitively depict the geographic trends at play.
  • The paintings are carefully but intuitively balanced.
  • Though intuitively attractive, the link is not yet well established.
  • In general this is intuitively perceived by the right brain hemisphere of the neo-cortex.
British Dictionary definitions for intuitively

intuitive

/ɪnˈtjuːɪtɪv/
adjective
1.
resulting from intuition: an intuitive awareness
2.
of, characterized by, or involving intuition
Derived Forms
intuitively, adverb
intuitiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for intuitively

intuitive

adj.

1640s, from Middle French intuitif or directly from Medieval Latin intuitivus, from intuit-, past participle stem of intueri "look at, consider" (see intuition). Related: Intuitively; intuitiveness.

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