|English Dictionary: intuition||by the DICT Development Group|
|3 results for intuition|
|From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:|
|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
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
[bd]mediate[b8] 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 The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:|