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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishintuitionin‧tu‧i‧tion /ˌɪntjuˈɪʃən $ -tu-, -tju-/ ●○○ noun  1 [uncountable]INSTINCT the ability to understand or know something because of a feeling rather than by considering the facts syn instinct feminine intuition Intuition told her it was unwise to argue.2 [countable]INSTINCT an idea about what is true in a particular situation based on a feeling rather than factsintuition (that) He had an intuition there was trouble brewing. We should trust our intuitions.
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intuitionPeople had an intuition that something was not right.She thought the baby would be a girl, and her intuition was correct.Sometimes doctors have to base a diagnosis on intuition as much as on scientific tests.Much of what doctors do is based largely on intuition.women's intuitionIf you think there's something wrong about the situation, you should trust your intuition.intuition (that)There are no layers of middle managers relaying messages - the environment is perfect for communication and intuition.The second was by intuition, a much less conscious process than sensation.The main thing was that my intuitions about Alison had been confirmed.All his reservations were based on intuition, supposition.With her infant's intuition, Victoria knew that major shifts were taking place in the adult world above her head.The intuition behind this result is as follows.Many quite fluent Dyirbal speakers simply represented a dead end in that their intuitions could not be accessed.There are two respects in which this intuition must be taken more rigorously.
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