- direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process; immediate apprehension.
- a fact, truth, etc., perceived in this way.
- a keen and quick insight.
- the quality or ability of having such direct perception or quick insight.
- an immediate cognition of an object not inferred or determined by a previous cognition of the same object.
- any object or truth so discerned.
- pure, untaught, noninferential knowledge.
- 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 of intuition
Related Words for intuitioninstinct, hunch, perception, clairvoyance, discernment, foreknowledge, penetration, nose, premonition, feeling, divination, presentiment, inspiration, ESP, perceptivity, intuitiveness
Examples from the Web for intuition
Contemporary Examples of intuition
I fancy Holmes would have destroyed those theories with nothing more than his intuition.Sherlock Holmes Vs. Jack the Ripper
November 16, 2014
Intuition would suggest that economic development is the cause, and pro-gay policies are the effect.It Gets Better—but Mostly if You Live in a Rich, Democratic Country
November 11, 2014
It is an effective combination of intuition and market research.How Those Crazy Democratic Fundraising Emails Work
October 6, 2014
Her intuition told her that her job was to continue saving lives rather than join politics.Ukraine’s Mother Teresa Of The Maidan
February 28, 2014
“These dancers will become experts of intuition,” Latarro says.Interactive Play ‘Queen of the Night’ Opens at Restored Diamond Horseshoe Club
December 31, 2013
Historical Examples of intuition
Her intuition confirmed his own protestations of friendliness.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Her woman's intuition divined a sequel to the afternoon's drama.Viviette
William J. Locke
May I know, doctor, whether you have any other reason than that of intuition for asking the question?Ester Ried Yet Speaking
The very drunk have the intuition sometimes of savages or brute beasts.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
But hadn't her intuition been justified, after all, by the very man she had seen tonight?Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
- knowledge or belief obtained neither by reason nor by perception
- instinctive knowledge or belief
- a hunch or unjustified belief
- philosophy immediate knowledge of a proposition or object such as Kant's account of our knowledge of sensible objects
- the supposed faculty or process by which we obtain any of these