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introspection


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  introspection 
  n  :  the  contemplation  of  your  own  thoughts  and  desires  and 
  conduct  [syn:  {self-contemplation},  {self-examination}] 




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