[ in-too-i-tiv, -tyoo- ]
/ ɪnˈtu ɪ tɪv, -ˈtyu- /


perceiving directly by intuition without rational thought, as a person or the mind.
perceived by, resulting from, or involving intuition: intuitive knowledge.
having or possessing intuition: an intuitive person.
capable of being perceived or known by intuition.
easy to understand or operate without explicit instruction: an intuitive design; an intuitive interface.

Origin of intuitive

From the Medieval Latin word intuitīvus, dating back to 1585–95. See intuition, -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for intuitive

/ (ɪnˈtjuːɪtɪv) /


resulting from intuitionan intuitive awareness
of, characterized by, or involving intuition

Derived forms of intuitive

intuitively, adverbintuitiveness, noun
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