Insight



[in-sahyt] /ˈɪnˌsaɪt/

noun
1.
an instance of apprehending the true nature of a thing, especially through intuitive understanding:
an insight into 18th-century life.
2.
penetrating mental vision or discernment; faculty of seeing into inner character or underlying truth.
3.
Psychology.

/ˈɪnˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
the ability to perceive clearly or deeply; penetration
2.
a penetrating and often sudden understanding, as of a complex situation or problem
3.
(psychol)

4.
(psychiatry) the ability to understand one’s own problems, sometimes used to distinguish between psychotic and neurotic disorders
n.

c.1200, innsihht, “sight with the eyes of the mind,” mental vision, understanding,” from in + sight. Sense shaded into “penetrating understanding into character or hidden nature” (1580s).

insight in·sight (ĭn’sīt’)
n.
Understanding, especially an understanding of the motives and reasons behind one’s actions.
in’sight·ful (ĭn’sīt’fəl, ĭn-sīt’-) adj.

A simulation and modelling language especially for health care problems.
[“Simulation Modeling with INSIGHT”, S.D. Roberts Proc 1983 Winter Sim Conf, S.D. Roberts et al eds, pp.7-16].
(1995-03-03)

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