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 (ĭn′to͞o-ĭsh′ən, -tyo͞o-)
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.]

in′tu·i′tion·al adj.
in′tu·i′tion·al·ly adv.
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Not in navigation, of course, nor in affairs such as the multiplication table, where the brass tacks of reality stud the way of one's ship among the rocks and shoals of the sea; but right, truth beyond truth to truth higher than truth, namely, intuitional truth.
The reference to a common spatial and temporal existence reinforces Hegel's complaint against the Kantian divide between the conceptual and the intuitional.
Similarly, homophily helps the transfer dyad to affect changes in the innovation to improve its fit with economic and intuitional imperatives of the recipient's host environment (Jensen and Szulanski 2004).
The sheer high frequency of the word eyes in Flannery O'Connor's fiction, which is evident in Table 1, reinforces the intuitional observation that O'Connor's aesthetics are both theoretically and practically visual.
As the switch to SLCD displays works well in easing supply shortages of display panels, HTC will likely achieve overall smartphone shipment of more than 7 million units in the third quarter of this year, up nearly 30% from the second quarter, and sales revenue of over NT$75 billion, according to intuitional investors.
The Category and Pattern of Shareholding report the names and holdings of large shareholders, directors, specifies any family relations between them, and identifies the owners of companies that are large shareholders as well intuitional holdings and related parties' holdings.
Next, let's consider some intuitional data to establish the pragmatic similarity between various types of complements to the verb see:
com, the "Mobile Check-in & Queue" service is currently limited to restaurants listed on the website, but will be extended according to consumers' feedback, while "Dish Recommendations (with photo)" is a more considerate service which enables consumers to choose their favorite restaurant by looking at the intuitional pictures of the dishes recommended.
66) In real actuality, the material, empirical element is not the intuitional given external to thought; rather, real actuality exists as the manifestation of its own content, and its "material" or "empirical" existence is "at the same time the in-itself and reflection-into-self.
Nevertheless, intuitional investors widely believe that Hon Hai will very likely see a turnaround in the second half of this year, partly because its major clients, Apple Inc.
Rather, they really want to have only their most recent visceral responses and intuitional moral impressions stamped onto the gavel of state authority.