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intuition

in·tu·i·tion

intuition

 
pronunciation:
In tu I shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the power of knowing or apprehending something directly, without learning it consciously or submitting it to processes of logic.
He never learned the rules of grammar, but he writes well using his intuition about what is correct.
synonyms:
apprehension, instinct, sixth sense
antonyms:
ratiocination
similar words:
anticipation, clairvoyance, discernment, feel, insight, perspicacity, precognition, presentiment, sagacity, second sight, telepathy, wisdom
definition 2: something known or apprehended in this way.
He had an intuition that the killer was still in the house.
synonyms:
glimmering, inkling, suggestion, suspicion
similar words:
aura, feeling, hint, perception, sense, vibe
definition 3: a sharp, quick insight.
synonyms:
brainstorm, epiphany, flash, hunch, inspiration, revelation
similar words:
aperçu, breakthrough, deja vu, insight
derivations: intuitional (adj.), intuitionally (adv.)
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