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Definition of "intuition" []

  • The act or faculty of knowing or sensing without the use of rational processes; immediate cognition. See Synonyms at reason. (noun)
  • Knowledge gained by the use of this faculty; a perceptive insight. (noun)
  • A sense of something not evident or deducible; an impression. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "intuition" in a sentence
  • "The word intuition comes from the Latin intueri, which means “to look upon”; it refers to our ability to observe a situation instantaneously, without our sense perception or our logic acting as intermediary."
  • ""Psychology," uses the term intuition in what he deems to be its"
  • "The entire scheme of Christianity disappeared from my firmament; but, in the immediately previous years, I had been a reader of Swedenborg, and I held immovably an intuition of immortality, -- or, if the term intuition be denied me, the conviction that immortality was the foundation of human existence, grounded in my earliest thoughts, and as clear as the sense of light, -- and this never failed me."