- \ˌin-tü-ˈi-shən, -tyü-\
- Middle English intuycyon, from Late Latin intuition-, intuitio act of contemplating, from Latin intuēri to look at, contemplate, from in- + tuēri to look at
- 15th century
1. instinctive knowledge: the state of being aware of or knowing something without having to discover or perceive it, or the ability to do this --msn encarta
Intuition is apparent ability to acquire knowledge without a clear inference or reasoning process.
It is "the immediate apprehension of an object by the mind without the intervention of any reasoning process" [Oxford English Dictionary]. --wikipedia