• WordNet 3.6
    • v intuit know or grasp by intuition or feeling
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • intuit To know intuitively or by immediate perception.
    • intuit To receive or assimilate knowledge by direct perception or comprehension.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t., v.i Intuit to know intuitively
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  • W. H. Auden
    “Healing, Papa would tell me, is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.”
  • Alexis Carrel
    Alexis Carrel
    “All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.”
  • Albert Einstein
    “The only real valuable thing is intuition.”
  • Bill Gates
    Bill Gates
    “Often you have to rely on intuition.”
  • Florence Scovel Shinn
    Florence Scovel Shinn
    “Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.”


In literature:

Women care for Percival in proportion to their intuitions.
"The Love Affairs of an Old Maid" by Lilian Bell
He observed the high colour on her cheeks, and almost intuitively guessed that she was labouring under some impulse.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
Could it be that with the intuition of a daughter of Eve she knew that he loved her?
"Spring Street" by James H. Richardson
All fatherly intuitions approve of such choice.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
Still more surely, if he has been through it many times, will he know it intuitively, the moment any question is asked about it.
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
It is lumped in with what you call 'intuition', the knowing-without-knowing-how-you-know.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
Or, had the intuition that Scaife was other than what he seemed furnished the fertile soil into which the seed fell?
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
This intuition, combined with experience, had been developed to the point of uncanniness.
"The Fighting Shepherdess" by Caroline Lockhart
Animals have intuitions as keen as those of a woman, keener than those of a man.
"The Return Of The Soul" by Robert S. Hichens
With a sudden flash of intuition Norma Bonkowski flew to the manager.
"The Angel of the Tenement" by George Madden Martin

In poetry:

Enraptured thoughts intuitive,
Make haste to greet thy page.
Melodious with sweet accord,
And classic too with age.
"Emma Alice Browne" by James McCauley
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
To certain, special lines of thought
My mind intuitively tends,
And old affinities have brought
Not new, but ancient friends.
"Reincarnation" by John Lawson Stoddard
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
He, with the faultless intuition born
Of splendid faculties, sees things aright,
And all his strong, immeasurable scorn
Falls like a thunder on the hypocrite.
"William Bede Dalley" by Henry Kendall
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:

After Apple, Google, Adobe, Intel, Pixar, And Intuit, Antitrust Employment Charges Hit eBay.
The Justice Department sued the online retailer eBay on Friday, saying it had entered into an anticompetitive agreement with Intuit that prohibited them from hiring each other's employees.
Arkadin, one of the world's largest collaboration service providers, today introduced the next generation of Arkadin® Anywhere ™, a robust and intuitive application of its core web conferencing service.
Sam Bogoch, CEO of axle video, will showcase the company's affordable and intuitive software, which can organize assets on shared storage from any Web browser on a PC, Mac, or iPad.
Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci surgical bot back online in Denmark.
Intuit's Brainstorm Turns Ideas Into Results.
McCain favors intuition over debate.
The latest version of the visual effects and 3D compositing desktop software features an intuitive design environment and new upgrades.
Intuitive DIAMONDShield™ Solution Advances Mission Planning and Execution.
The large display and simple, yet intuitive, design provides ease of use for the operator.
It gives you features formerly found only on Futaba's most advanced systems: intuitive Dial 'n Key programming.
Many people believe in intuition, but not me.
All-new, intuitive user interface, bridge battery and trusted semi-rugged durability ideal for healthcare professionals and other mobile workers.
Virginia Tech THOR, a Tactical Hazardous Operations Robot, will be created with hardware resilience, robust autonomy, and intuitive operation in mind.
Tremendous amount of data organized in a very intuitive way.

In science:

The following intuitive argument indicates that this is to be expected.
Frobenius-Perron Resonances for Maps with a Mixed Phase Space
Intuitively speaking, a matrix R(N ),A,µ consists of dN −|A| copies of a d|A| × d|A| standard hermitian random matrix.
Gaussian Random Matrix Models for q-deformed Gaussian Random Variables
Gaussian fluctuations more than the extremal ones which sounds intuitive.
Fluctuations of the free energy in the REM and the p-spin SK models
Intuitively, for fixed r , the same asymptotic formula is to be expected, the depency of r only appearing in the lower order terms.
Combinatorics of geometrically distributed random variables: Value and position of large left-to-right maxima
This matches the intuition, since the position should be roughly at ≈ const · n.
Combinatorics of geometrically distributed random variables: Value and position of large left-to-right maxima