Definition of intuitive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈtjuːɪtɪv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtuːɪtɪv//
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  1. 1(of ideas) obtained by using your feelings rather than by considering the facts He had an intuitive sense of what the reader wanted.
  2. 2(of people) able to understand something by using feelings rather than by considering the facts
  3. 3(of computer software, etc.) easy to understand and to use
  4. Word Originlate 15th cent. (originally used of sight, in the sense ‘accurate, unerring’): from medieval Latin intuitivus, from Latin intueri ‘consider’, from in- ‘upon’ + tueri ‘to look’.Extra examples Her intuitive good taste was evident throughout her home. I don’t think that women are necessarily more intuitive than men. Our approach to the subject can be strictly rational or wholly intuitive. Some students have an intuitive grasp of mathematical concepts. The author has an intuitive understanding of what children like to read.
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