English - Alternative Forms
- intuïtion (pedantic)
English - Etymology
From Middle French intuition, from Medieval Latin intuitio (“a looking at, immediate cognition”), from Latin intueri (“to look at, consider”), from in (“in, on”) + tueri (“to look, watch, guard, see, observe”).
English - Pronunciation
English - Noun
Immediate cognition without the use of conscious rational processes.
The native speaker's grammatical competence is reflected in two types of
intuition which speakers have about their native language(s) — (i) intuitions
about sentence well-formedness, and (ii) intuitions about sentence structure.
The word intuition is used here in a technical sense which has become stand-
ardised in Linguistics: by saying that a native speaker has intuitions about the
well-formedness and structure of sentences, all we are saying is that he has the
ability to make judgments about whether a given sentence is well-formed or
not, and about whether it has a particular structure or not. [...]
- The native speaker's grammatical competence is reflected in two types of
- A perceptive insight gained by the use of this faculty.