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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Late Latin
Origin: intuitio, from Latin intueri 'to look at, think about'


1 [uncountable] the ability to understand or know something because of a feeling rather than by considering the facts [= instinct]:
feminine intuition
Intuition told her it was unwise to argue.
2 [countable] an idea about what is true in a particular situation based on a feeling rather than facts
intuition (that)
He had an intuition there was trouble brewing.
We should trust our intuitions.

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