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introspection

[in-truh-spek-shuhn]
noun
1.
observation or examination of one's own mental and emotional state, mental processes, etc.; the act of looking within oneself.
2.
the tendency or disposition to do this.

Origin:
1670–80; < Latin intrōspect(us), past participle of intrōspicere to look within (equivalent to intrō- intro- + spec(ere) to look + -tus past participle suffix) + -ion

introspectional, adjective
introspectionist, noun, adjective


1. self-examination, soul-searching.
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introspect

[in-truh-spekt]
verb (used without object)
1.
to practice introspection; consider one's own internal state or feelings.
verb (used with object)
2.
to look into or examine (one's own mind, feelings, etc.).

Origin:
1675–85; back formation from introspection

introspectable, introspectible, adjective
introspection, noun
introspective, adjective
introspector, noun
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introspect (ˌɪntrəˈspɛkt)
 
vb
(intr) to examine and analyse one's own thoughts and feelings

introspection (ˌɪntrəˈspɛkʃən)
 
n
the examination of one's own thoughts, impressions, and feelings, esp for long periods
 
[C17: from Latin intrōspicere to look within, from intro- + specere to look]
 
intro'spectional
 
adj
 
intro'spective
 
adj
 
intro'spectionist
 
n
 
intro'spectively
 
adv
 
intro'spectiveness
 
n

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introspection
1670s, from L. introspectionem, from introspectus, pp. of introspicere "to look into, look at," from intro- "inward" + specere "to look at" (see scope (1)).
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introspection in·tro·spec·tion (ĭn'trə-spěk'shən)
n.
Contemplation of one's own thoughts, feelings, and sensations; self-examination.


in'tro·spect' v.
in'tro·spec'tion·al adj.
in'tro·spec'tive (-tĭv) adj.
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