Search Result for "intuition":
1. instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes);
2. an impression that something might be the case;
- Example: "he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"
[syn: intuition, hunch, suspicion]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Intuition \In`tu*i"tion\, n. [L. intuitus, p. p. of intueri to look on; in- in, on + tueri: cf. F. intuition. See Tuition.] [1913 Webster] 1. A looking after; a regard to. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] What, no reflection on a reward! He might have an intuition at it, as the encouragement, though not the cause, of his pains. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Sagacity and a nameless something more, -- let us call it intuition. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] 3. Any object or truth discerned by intuition. [1913 Webster] 4. Any quick insight, recognized immediately without a reasoning process; a belief arrived at unconsciously; -- often it is based on extensive experience of a subject. [PJC] 5. The ability to have insight into a matter without conscious thought; as, his chemical intuition allowed him to predict compound conformations without any conscious calculation; a mother's intuition often tells her what is best for her child. [PJC]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
33 Moby Thesaurus words for "intuition": ESP, anschauung, clairsentience, clairvoyance, common sense, extrasensory perception, feeling, foreboding, forefeeling, foresight, funny feeling, hunch, impression, insight, instinct, intimation, intuitive impression, intuitiveness, lucidity, mother wit, perception, perceptiveness, percipience, perspicacity, preapprehension, premonition, presentiment, psychometry, second sight, sixth sense, suspicion, vague feeling, vague idea