intuitive

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj intuitive obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation
    • adj intuitive spontaneously derived from or prompted by a natural tendency "an intuitive revulsion"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Intuitive Knowing, or perceiving, by intuition; capable of knowing without deduction or reasoning. "Whence the soul
      Reason receives, and reason is her being,
      Discursive, or intuitive ."
    • Intuitive Received, reached, obtained, or perceived, by intuition; as, intuitive judgment or knowledge; -- opposed to deductive.
    • Intuitive Seeing clearly; as, an intuitive view; intuitive vision.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • intuitive Perceiving directly, without a medium, vicarious representation, symbol, or phenomenon; perceiving the object immediately as it exists.
    • intuitive Pertaining to a knowledge (especially, but not exclusively, an immediate knowledge) of a thing as existent.
    • intuitive Not determined by other cognitions; not discursive; of the nature of a first premise; immediate; self-evident; reached without reasoning by an inexplicable and unconscious process of thought.
    • intuitive Presenting an object as an individual image; not general.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Intuitive perceived or perceiving by intuition: received or known by simple inspection
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Quotations

  • Alexis Carrel
    Alexis Carrel
    “All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.”
  • Eileen Caddy
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    “Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation.”
  • Alexis Carrel
    Alexis Carrel
    “Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    “A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.”
  • Albert Einstein
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    “The only real valuable thing is intuition.”
  • Bill Gates
    Bill Gates
    “Often you have to rely on intuition.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. intuitif,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. in, into or upon, tuēri, tuitus, to look.

Usage

In literature:

Rhoda, her intuitive faculties oddly sharpened, took in this.
"The Lee Shore" by Rose Macaulay
Proverbs, like the sacred books of each nation, are the sanctuary of the intuitions.
"Essays" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
He now saw him again, with an intuitive discernment entirely fresh.
"Four Weird Tales" by Algernon Blackwood
Even though I have obtained no further light from the side of intuition, I have from that of intellect.
"Thoughts on Religion" by George John Romanes
Later, I understood; he had, by some queer intuition, guessed what was to follow.
"The Colonel of the Red Huzzars" by John Reed Scott
For the artist of whom we are now reading, such intuitions and such visions were the delight of long months in the trenches.
"Letters of a Soldier" by Anonymous
She felt intuitively that something terrible was to come to her mother because of those cases.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
But to-day I can only bless man's intuition.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
The ancient paganism had triumphed over the spiritual intuition of the loftier minds.
"The Evolution of Love" by Emil Lucka
I had an intuition that you were going into danger, into some trap.
"Gordon Craig" by Randall Parrish
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In poetry:

He was sturdy, strong, and honest,
In body and mind he had vim,
So we learned by intuition,
To place much reliance on Tim.
"Tim" by Jared Barhite
There needs no graven line to give
The story of his blameless youth;
All hearts shall throb intuitive,
And nature guess the simple truth.
"Kinsman" by John Greenleaf Whittier
An arm that never shook did not obscure
Her woman's intuition of the bliss -
Their tempter's moment o'er the black abyss,
Across the narrow plank--he could abjure.
"The Hueless Love" by George Meredith
Thy circumnavigation of the world begin;
Of man, the voyage of his mind's return,
To reason's early paradise,
Back, back to wisdom's birth, to innocent intuitions,
Again with fair Creation.
"Passage To India" by Walt Whitman
When the restless river of time loved to linger;
Ere flesh felt the quiver of death's dissolving finger;
When man's intuition led without deflection,
To a sure fruition, and a full perfection.
"A Pagan Reverie" by Frances Fuller Victor
With glance intuitive he saw
Through all disguise of form and law,
And read men like an open book;
Fearless and firm, he never quailed
Nor turned aside for threats, nor failed
To do the thing he undertook.
"Wilson" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Intuit's Sherry Whiteley managed to revitalize company values and make the organization a great place to work, maintaining a good relationship with the CEO in the process.
The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago: work by Kagan.
While not everyone appreciates outsider art created intuitively by untrained artists, the fact that Zamora has developed a recognizable style all her own is undeniable.
SXC Health Solutions, Intuitive Surgical Among Stocks Up on High Volume Wednesday.
If my kids make into adulthood still knowing how to eat intuitively , it'll be a huge accomplishment.
Intuitive IT, LLC Offers Free Security Audit to Small Businesses.
Samsung's Windows Phone 7 Packs Intuitive , Visual Punch.
Join Host Mike Holloway as Guest Billie Tobin describes how intuitive spiritual readers read a person's soul to help determine life's purpose.
Pushing Virginia Suburbs Toward More Intuitive Design.
Tourniquet Systems Offer OR Connectivity, Intuitive Cuff Controls.
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Professional-Grade, Intuitive AED Features Automated Voice Prompts, Manual Override.
CardioVive DM is a professional-grade, intuitive AED with manual override and ECG monitoring.
Verizon Wireless and Intuit are teaming up for mobile payments.
Nobody likes to pay bills, according to Intuit Inc co-founder Scott Cook.
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In science:

In this frame, we can develop a physical intuition on the structure of our model.
General duality for abelian-group-valued statistical-mechanics models
Intuitively, they correspond to the discretization of the gradient operator on scalar fields and to the divergence operator on vector fields, generalized to arbitrary lattices.
General duality for abelian-group-valued statistical-mechanics models
Intuitively, internal states that cause the largest fluctuations are the most relevant.
Coarse graining and control theory model reduction
However, we may still intuitively assign a degree of controllability to a state.
Coarse graining and control theory model reduction
This confirms the intuition that states corresponding to small eigenvalues of Wc are the least controllable.
Coarse graining and control theory model reduction
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