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intuition

 [in″too-ĭ´shun]
an awareness or knowing that seems to come unbidden and usually cannot be logically explained.

intuition

(ĭn″too-ĭsh′ĭn, tū-)
1. Assumed knowledge; guesswork; a hunch.
2. Nonrational cognition.

intuition

Knowledge apparently acquired without either observation or reasoning. The idea, although romantically attractive, wilts in the presence of modern psychological and physiological ideas. Few experts now believe that anything can come out of the brain that has not previously gone in, in however fragmentary a form. Intuition is probably the result of the synthesis of information from partly-conscious observations.
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At both the policy-making level and the day-to-day community level, there is a pronounced and explicit effort to establish the link between public health and the environment, a link that designers and planners of earlier centuries capitalized upon intuitively.
This research probably confirms what most runners know intuitively about overtraining and getting injured.
The first alternative presented to the subjects is intuitively "incorrect"--in selecting it, the decision maker reduces the penalty for the more culpable worker and discharges the less culpable worker.
If none of the writers were eyewitnesses to the multicultural insurrection, they know only intuitively what it means and how it might happen again.
Among the adjectives which intuitively do not seem associated with depression that the majority used to describe themselves are the following: mature, lovable, intelligent, secure, unselfish, honest, witty, stable, sociable, friendly, brave, reputable, optimistic, trustworthy, reliable, sane, contented, not frightened, alert, courteous, congenial, industrious, realistic, approachable, having a positive self-concept, independent, confident, competent, happy, organized, sincere, enthusiastic, and kind.
Her decision made, she yanks him bodily from the doctor's waiting room, out the door and into a future that he intuitively understands will be a precarious existence at best: Squid does not have a guardian angel to shield him from his future.
Medicine For The Earth is intuitively informative and invaluably helpful for its readers, and is a very strongly recommended read for everybody with some intent to cleanse their system and surroundings of the wasteful and damaging energy that may otherwise cause severe harm.
The uncomfortable sense of the familiar rendered strange--of a language once intuitively understood now spoken in curiously oblique tones--seems at the heart of von Plessen's enterprise.
The plot moves well and the vocabulary and cultural references unique to this world are either easily explained within the text or intuitively grasped.
Ryan of the University of Texas at Austin calls the notion that outrageous male ornaments signal good genes "a very intuitively pleasing argument," but, he laments, "there's only a handful of demonstrations.