Definitions

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  • adj. Not intuitive.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ intuitive

Examples

  • “It’s kind of nonintuitive for a New York Times columnist to embrace this [gaming] world and the reason is essentially — I spent a lot of my time trying to get Americans to care about issues that are a long way away, that may not seem to matter about them, whether it’s global poverty or disease or genocide or sex trafficking or whatever,” Mr. Kristof told the crowd.

    New York Times' Nicholas Kristof Gets Into Gaming

  • It turns out that the long-tail theory, while true, has a nonintuitive corollary: Aggregators are the ones who benefit most from all that choice.

    Monopoly Money In Silicon Valley

  • If they turn their software into unstable bloatware that is nonintuitive to use, they will create an opportunity for someone else, just as Microsoft did for Linux on servers. —

    The Hidden Danger of Gmail Labs - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • The advanced search must be used to accomplish this and it is nonintuitive for a novice user.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • "This isn't counterintuitive; this is more like nonintuitive," said Andrew Sterman during a recent lesson as he plucked his oud, trying to repeat by ear what Mr. Shaheen improvised on his instrument.

    He Plays Arab Music, Makes and Fixes Ouds

  • And the same thing happened in sort of a nonintuitive way when we were talking about SARS and when we were talking about avian flu.

    CNN Transcript Apr 27, 2009

  • The tax rules governing IRAs are intricate, nonintuitive, and arcane.

    Making a Good Deal for Retirement Even Better

  • The Negotiator's driving system also beat the PackBot's, which at the time used two hockey-puck-like discs mounted on a console — a nonintuitive and complicated setup.

    Who Stole the Plans for iRobot's Battle Bots?

  • Windows 3. 1's nonintuitive "program manager" is replaced by a cheerful "start" button that leads to a series of menus to guide you to programs.

    Should You Do Windows?

  • Now, the idea of ensuring privacy by using keys that were exchanged totally in the open was completely nonintuitive, and on the face of it, bizarre.

    HOW THEY BEAT BIG BROTHER

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