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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French intuitif, from Medieval Latin intuitivus, from Latin intueri.

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intuitive (comparative more intuitive, superlative most intuitive)

  1. Spontaneous, without requiring conscious thought.
    • 2012 January 1, Steven Sloman, “The Battle Between Intuition and Deliberation”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 1, page 74:
      Libertarian paternalism is the view that, because the way options are presented to citizens affects what they choose, society should present options in a way that “nudges” our intuitive selves to make choices that are more consistent with what our more deliberative selves would have chosen if they were in control.
    • 2013 February 16, Laurie Goodstein, “Cardinals Size Up Potential Candidates for New Pope”, NYTimes.com:
      These impressions [of potential papal candidates], collected from interviews with a variety of church officials and experts, may influence the very intuitive, often unpredictable process the cardinals will use to decide who should lead the world’s largest church.
    The intuitive response turned out to be correct.
  2. Easily understood or grasped by intuition.
    Designing software with an intuitive interface can be difficult.
  3. Having a marked degree of intuition.

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intuitive (plural intuitives)

  1. One who has (especially parapsychological) intuition.

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intuitive

  1. feminine singular of intuitif

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intuitive

  1. Feminine plural of adjective intuitivo.

Norwegian BokmålEdit

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intuitive

  1. definite singular of intuitiv
  2. plural of intuitiv

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intuitive

  1. definite singular of intuitiv
  2. plural of intuitiv