- 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.
Origin of intuition
Examples from the Web for intuition
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
Her intuition told her that her job was to continue saving lives rather than join politics.
“These dancers will become experts of intuition,” Latarro says.Interactive Play ‘Queen of the Night’ Opens at Restored Diamond Horseshoe Club|Brian Spitulnik|December 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Intuition is seen at its best where it is directly useful, for example in regard to other people's characters and dispositions.Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays|Bertrand Russell
An intuition, the instinct born of the struggle which is inseparable from love, came to me.The Wasted Generation|Owen Johnson
"Was it—" cried Mrs. Lathrop, with a sudden gleam of intuition.Susan Clegg and Her Neighbors' Affairs|Anne Warner
The very drunk have the intuition sometimes of savages or brute beasts.K|Mary Roberts Rinehart
Some intuition giving her strength to flash him a single alluring moonlit glance?The White Invaders|Raymond King Cummings
British Dictionary definitions for intuition
Word Origin for intuition
Word Origin and History for intuition
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).