noun Date: 1847 1. a. a doctrine that objects of perception are intuitively known to be real b. a doctrine that there are basic truths intuitively known 2. a doctrine that right or wrong or fundamental principles about what is right and wrong can be intuited 3. a philosophical thesis that human beings have a direct intuitive understanding of mathematics and that rejects the principle that every mathematical statement must be true or false • intuitionist adjective or noun

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