introspection

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

Definition of introspection

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

introspect

play \-ˈspekt\ verb

introspectional

play \-ˈspek-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

introspective

play \-ˈspek-tiv\ adjective

introspectively

adverb

introspectiveness

noun

Examples of introspection in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of introspection

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


First Known Use: circa 1677


INTROSPECTION Defined for English Language Learners

introspection

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

Definition of introspection for English Language Learners

  • : the process of examining your own thoughts or feelings


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

introspectional

\-shnəl, -shən-əl\play adjective


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