intuitive

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

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. intuit,
  2. intuition,
  3. intuitional,
  4. intuitionalism,
  5. intuitionism,
  6. intuitive stage,
  7. intuitivism,
  8. intumesce,
  9. intumescence,
  10. intumescent

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

intuitive

/ (ɪnˈtjuːɪtɪv) /

adjective

resulting from intuitionan intuitive awareness
of, characterized by, or involving intuition
Derived Formsintuitively, adverbintuitiveness, noun

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Word Origin and History for intuitive

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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