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introspection

 [in″tro-spek´shun]
contemplation or observation of one's thoughts and feelings; self-analysis. adj., adj introspec´tive.

in·tro·spec·tion

(in'trō-spek'shŭn),
Looking inward; self-scrutinizing; contemplating one's own mental processes.
[intro- + L. specto, to look at, inspect]

introspection

/in·tro·spec·tion/ (in″trah-spek´shun) contemplation or observation of one's own thoughts and feelings; self-analysis.introspec´tive

introspection

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

in′tro·spec′tion·al adj.

introspection

[-spek′shən]
Etymology: L, introspicere, to look into
1 the act of examining one's own thoughts and emotions.
2 a tendency to look inward and view the inner self. introspective, adj.

introspection

Psychiatry Self-observation; examination of one's feelings, especially through psychotherapy

in·tro·spec·tion

(in'trō-spek'shŭn)
Looking inward; self-scrutinizing; contemplating one's own mental processes.
[intro- + L. specto, to look at, inspect]

introspection

Examination, usually prolonged, of one's own thoughts, feelings, and sensations.
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