American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or arising from intuition.
- adj. Known or perceived through intuition. See Synonyms at instinctive.
- adj. Possessing or demonstrating intuition.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Perceiving directly, without a medium, vicarious representation, symbol, or phenomenon; perceiving the object immediately as it exists.
- Pertaining to a knowledge (especially, but not exclusively, an immediate knowledge) of a thing as existent.
- 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.
- Presenting an object as an individual image; not general.
- adj. spontaneous, without requiring conscious thought
- adj. easily understood or grasped by intuition
- adj. having a marked degree of intuition
- n. One who has (especially parapsychological) intuition.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Seeing clearly
- adj. Knowing, or perceiving, by intuition; capable of knowing without deduction or reasoning.
- adj. Received, reached, obtained, or perceived, by intuition; ; -- opposed to
- adj. obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation
- adj. spontaneously derived from or prompted by a natural tendency
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“Thus the mind perceives, that an arch of a circle is less than the whole circle, as clearly as it does the idea of a circle: and this, therefore, as has been said, I call intuitive knowledge; which is certain, beyond all doubt, and needs no probation, nor can have any; this being the highest of all human certainty.”
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