in·tu·i·tion (ĭn′t-ĭshən, -ty-)
1. The faculty of knowing or understanding something without reasoning or proof. See Synonyms at reason.
2. An impression or insight gained by the use of this faculty: "I had this intuition you would come here just after the rain broke" (Carson McCullers).
[Middle English intuicioun, insight, from Late Latin intuitiō, intuitiōn-, a looking at, from Latin intuitus, a look, from past participle of intuērī, to look at, contemplate : in-, on; see IN-2 + tuērī, to look at.]
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