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Definition of Introspection

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self-analysis, examination of one's own thoughts and feelings
Introspection Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Dictionary of Postmodern Terms
Reflective consciousness of one's own thoughts and feelings.  (Contrast with extrospection .)  The person who introspects opens up a sense of private subjectivity .
Introspection Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
A view of the inside or interior; a looking inward; specifically, the act or process of self-examination, or inspection of one's own thoughts and feelings; the cognition which the mind has of its own acts and states; self-consciousness; reflection.
  
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introspection
\in`tro*spec"tion\ (?), n. [cf. f. introspection.] a view of the inside or interior; a looking inward; specifically, the act or process of self-examination, or inspection of one's own thoughts and feelings; the cognition which the mind has of its own acts and states; self-consciousness; reflection. i was forced to make an introspection into my own mind.

for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
The act of observing and analyzing one's own thoughts and feelings.
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct
(synonym) self-contemplation, self-examination
(hypernym) contemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulness
(hyponym) soul-searching, self-analysis
(derivation) introspect
Introspection Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Introspection is examination of one's own conscious thoughts and feelings. In psychology the process of introspection relies exclusively on observation of one's mental state, while in a spiritual context it may refer to the examination of one's soul. Introspection is closely related to human self-reflection and is contrasted with external observation.

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