- 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.
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If you’re proving something that relies on some sort of geometric intuition or visualization, I never felt sure that I had it 100% correct.Conducting the Mathematical Orchestra From the Middle|Rachel Crowell|September 2, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Conjectures arise from inductive reasoning — a kind of intuition about an interesting problem — and proofs generally follow deductive, step-by-step logic.
“Neural networks are able to develop an artificial style of intuition,” Szegedy said.
Sometimes, though, when we do our first real model run, the results come close to my intuition anyway.Our Election Forecast Didn’t Say What I Thought It Would|Nate Silver (firstname.lastname@example.org)|August 17, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
This corresponds to our own intuitions and experiences, because we humans are almost always responding to what we sense and remember.Random Search Wired Into Animals May Help Them Hunt|Liam Drew|June 11, 2020|Quanta Magazine
I fancy Holmes would have destroyed those theories with nothing more than his intuition.
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|Jay Michaelson|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is an effective combination of intuition and market research.How Those Crazy Democratic Fundraising Emails Work|David Freedlander|October 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Police files on young people can now be opened with no higher standard than “strong intuition” that they might go abroad to fight.Western Jihadists in Syria Threaten to Bring Their War Back Home|Maajid Nawaz|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her intuition told her that her job was to continue saving lives rather than join politics.
But Ramona saw now, with infallible intuition, that even as she had loved Alessandro, so Felipe loved her.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
In that poignant moment of self-revelation Tom's cumbersome machinery of intuition did not fail him.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Oh, yes, you needn't tell me again that it's difficult to distinguish between fancy and intuition.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
He fathomed every complication of heart and mind in the modern woman by an intuition of the laws which control her development.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
She got the tales by intuition rather than by words, though she was picking up some French at that.The Amazing Interlude|Mary Roberts Rinehart