American English

Definition of intuition noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] the ability to know something by using your feelings rather than considering the facts Intuition told her that he had spoken the truth. He was guided by intuition and personal judgment. The answer came to me in a flash of intuition.
  2. 2[countable] intuition (that…) an idea or a strong feeling that something is true although you cannot explain why I had an intuition that something awful was about to happen.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: intuition