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introspection

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noun in·tro·spec·tion \ˌin-trə-ˈspek-shən\

Simple Definition of introspection

  • : the process of examining your own thoughts or feelings

Full Definition of introspection

  1. :  a reflective looking inward :  an examination of one's own thoughts and feelings

in·tro·spect play \-ˈspekt\ verb
in·tro·spec·tion·al play \-ˈspek-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
in·tro·spec·tive play \-ˈspek-tiv\ adjective
in·tro·spec·tive·ly adverb
in·tro·spec·tive·ness noun

Examples of introspection

  1. a moment of quiet introspection

  2. <not a man given to introspection, he grew impatient with his wife's constant need to discuss their relationship>



Origin of introspection

Latin introspectus, past participle of introspicere to look inside, from intro- + specere to look — more at spy


First Known Use: circa 1677


Medical Dictionary

introspection

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noun in·tro·spec·tion \-ˈspek-shən\

Medical Definition of introspection

  1. :  an examination of one's own thoughts and feelings

  2. in·tro·spec·tion·al \-shnəl, -shən-əl\play adjective





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