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INTUITION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does intuition mean? 

INTUITION (noun)
  The noun INTUITION has 2 senses:

1. instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)
2. an impression that something might be the case

  Familiarity information: INTUITION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTUITION (noun)


Sense 1intuition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("intuition" is a kind of...):

basic cognitive process (cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "intuition"):

feeling; intuitive feeling (an intuitive understanding of something)

gnosis (intuitive knowledge of spiritual truths; said to have been possessed by ancient Gnostics)

insight; sixth sense (grasping the inner nature of things intuitively)

immediacy; immediate apprehension (immediate intuitive awareness)

inspiration (a sudden intuition as part of solving a problem)


Sense 2intuition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An impression that something might be the case

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

hunch; suspicion; intuition

Context example:

he had an intuition that something had gone wrong

Hypernyms ("intuition" is a kind of...):

belief; feeling; impression; notion; opinion (a vague idea in which some confidence is placed)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "intuition"):

bosom; heart (the locus of feelings and intuitions)


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