What is intuition?

  • (noun): An impression that something might be the case.
    Example: "He had an intuition that something had gone wrong"
    Synonyms: hunch, suspicion
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More definitions of "intuition":

  • (noun): Instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes).

Famous quotes containing the word intuition:

    When a scientist is ahead of his times, it is often through misunderstanding of current, rather than intuition of future truth. In science there is never any error so gross that it won’t one day, from some perspective, appear prophetic.
    Jean Rostand (1894–1977)

    Reason is sight. Instinct is touch. Intuition is smell.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    Well, intuition isn’t much help in police work. Facts are what we need.
    Crane Wilbur (1889–1973)