intuition

If you know the definition of this noun by quick insight without relying on reason, you know what intuition means!

Intuition is a noun whose definition means that someone uses quick understanding to interpret but without using reasoning or perception, a snap judgment. The definition of the word comes from the Latin roots in- meaning "at" or "on" and tueri meaning "look at, watch over." A relative of intuition is tuition, and even though we don't use this particular meaning anymore, it used to refer to having guardianship or custody. If we use our intuition it means that we don't always make the correct interpretation, and in fact, the Australian writer Christina Stead wrote, "Intuition is not infallible; it only seems to be the truth."

Definitions of intuition
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n instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)

Types:
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feeling, intuitive feeling
an intuitive understanding of something
gnosis
intuitive knowledge of spiritual truths; said to have been possessed by ancient Gnostics
insight, sixth sense
grasping the inner nature of things intuitively
immediacy, immediate apprehension
immediate intuitive awareness
inspiration
a sudden intuition as part of solving a problem
sprachgefuhl
an intuitive feeling for the natural idiom of a language
Type of:
basic cognitive process
cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge

n an impression that something might be the case

“he had an intuition that something had gone wrong”
Synonyms:
hunch, suspicion
Types:
bosom, heart
the locus of feelings and intuitions
Type of:
belief, feeling, impression, notion, opinion
a vague idea in which some confidence is placed

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