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intuition


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intuition  \In`tu*i"tion\,  n.  [L.  intuitus  p.  p.  of  intueri  to 
  look  on  in-  in  on  +  tueri:  cf  F.  intuition.  See 
  {Tuition}.] 
  1.  A  looking  after  a  regard  to  [Obs.] 
 
  What  no  reflection  on  a  reward!  He  might  have  an 
  intuition  at  it  as  the  encouragement,  though  not 
  the  cause  of  his  pains.  --Fuller. 
 
  2.  Direct  apprehension  or  cognition;  immediate  knowledge,  as 
  in  perception  or  consciousness;  --  distinguished  from 
  ``mediate''  knowledge,  as  in  reasoning;  as  the  mind  knows 
  by  intuition  that  black  is  not  white,  that  a  circle  is  not 
  a  square,  that  three  are  more  than  two  etc.;  quick  or 
  ready  insight  or  apprehension. 
 
  Sagacity  and  a  nameless  something  more  --  let  us 
  call  it  intuition.  --Hawthorne. 
 
  3.  Any  object  or  truth  discerned  by  direct  cognition; 
  especially,  a  first  or  primary  truth. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intuition 
  n  1:  instinctive  knowing  (without  the  use  of  rational  processes) 
  2:  an  impression  that  something  might  be  the  case;  "he  had  an 
  intuition  that  something  had  gone  wrong"  [syn:  {hunch},  {suspicion}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Intuition 
 
    The  {Amiga}  {windowing  system}  (a 
  shared-code  library). 
 
  (1997-08-01) 
 
 




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