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English definition of “counter-intuitive”

counter-intuitive

adjective uk   /ˌkaʊn.tər.ɪnˈtjuː.ɪ.tɪv/ us    /-t̬ɚ.ɪnˈtuː.i.t̬ɪv/
describes something that does not happen in the way you would expect it to: Steering a yacht is counter-intuitive - you push the tiller the opposite way to the way you want to go.Logic and reason
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