Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
introspection (plural introspections)
- (programming, object-oriented programming) Short for type introspection.
- (psychology) 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.
- introspection in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- “introspection”, in The Century Dictionary, New York: The Century Co., 1911
introspection f (plural introspections)