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in·tro·spec·tion

 (ĭn′trə-spĕk′shən)
n.
Contemplation of one's own thoughts, feelings, and sensations; self-examination.

in′tro·spec′tion·al adj.
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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]
ˌintroˈspectional, ˌintroˈspective adj
ˌintroˈspectionist n
ˌintroˈspectively adv
ˌintroˈspectiveness n
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in•tro•spec•tion

(ˌɪn trəˈspɛk ʃən)

n.
1. observation or examination of one's own mental and emotional state, mental processes, etc.
2. the tendency or disposition to do this.
[1670–80; derivative, on the model of inspection, from Latin intrōspicere to look into]
in`tro•spec′tion•al, adj.
in`tro•spec′tion•ist, n., adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.introspection - the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conductintrospection - the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct
musing, reflection, rumination, thoughtfulness, contemplation, reflexion - a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
self-analysis, soul-searching - a penetrating examination of your own beliefs and motives
examen, examination - a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)
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introspection

noun self-examination, brooding, self-analysis, navel-gazing (slang), introversion, heart-searching He had always had his moments of quiet introspection.
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Translations
introspekce
introspekcijasamoopažanje

introspection

[ˌɪntrəʊˈspekʃən] Nintrospección f
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introspection

[ˌɪntrəˈspɛkʃən] nintrospection f
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introspection

nSelbstbeobachtung f, → Introspektion f (geh)
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introspection

[ˌɪntrəʊˈspɛkʃn] nintrospezione f
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in·tro·spec·tion

n. introspección, análisis propio o de sí mismo-a.
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introspection

n introspección f
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While it is true that, of all art forms, architecture demands the most in terms of scientific methodology and numerical precision, it does require artistic sensibility and a certain philosophical introspection, if not even existential angst.
Without textual evidence, Desan maintains that Montaigne avoided "philosophical introspection" until he abandoned his hopes of a high-level political career, four years before his death.
Goldblatt's capacity to remember with such vivid detail the interior thoughts and musings of his youth and 20s seems absolutely uncanny until one learns he began maintaining a journal as a teenager; he even quotes from certain entries to conjure forth that earlier authorial voice, a voice that also sometimes betrays his early efforts to replicate the poetry or philosophical introspection of whichever literary muse was influential during any of the many existential crises of his student years.

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