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intuitionnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌɪn.tjuːˈɪʃ.ən/  us   /-tuː-/
C2 (​knowledge from) an ​ability to ​understand or ​know something ​immediatelybased on ​yourfeelingsrather than ​facts: Often there's no ​clearevidence one way or the other and you just have to ​baseyourjudgment on intuition. [+ (that)] I can't ​explain how I ​knew - I just had an intuition that you'd been ​involved in an ​accident.
(Definition of intuition from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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intuitionnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌɪn·tuˈɪʃ·ən/
an ​ability to ​understand or ​know something without ​needing to ​think about it or use ​reason to ​discover it, or a ​feeling that ​shows this ​ability: [U] You should ​trustyour intuition in making ​yourdecision. [C] Hank’s intuitions were ​right.
intuitive
adjective  us   /ɪnˈtu·ə·t̬ɪv/
Most ​people have an intuitive ​sense of ​right and ​wrong.
intuitively
adverb  us   /ɪnˈtu·ə·t̬ɪv·li/
People all over the ​worldrespond intuitively to the ​movie (= ​understood it without using ​reason).
(Definition of intuition from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “intuition”
in Korean 직감…
in Arabic حَدس…
in Malaysian gerak hati…
in French intuition…
in Russian интуиция…
in Chinese (Traditional) 直覺, 直覺力…
in Italian intuito…
in Turkish sezgi, önsezi, içe doğma…
in Polish intuicja…
in Spanish intuición…
in Vietnamese trực giác, linh cảm…
in Portuguese intuição…
in Thai การหยั่งรู้ที่เกิดขึ้นในใจ, สัญชาตญาณ…
in German die Intuition…
in Catalan intuïció…
in Japanese 直感…
in Chinese (Simplified) 直觉, 直觉力…
in Indonesian intuisi…
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