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Definitions of insight

  1. a feeling of understanding Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. grasping the inner nature of things intuitively Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Power of acute observation and deduction; penetration; discernment; perception. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Penetration; mental vision; as, poetic insight. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Sight into: view of the interior: thorough knowledge or skill: power of acute observation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Sight within; clear knowledge; acuteness of observation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Intellectual discernment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Clear vision or perception into the true nature or character of a thing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Thorough knowledge or skill; deep inspection or view. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for insight

  1. In Russia there are not a few who share the experiences and insight of Gorki. – Maxim Gorki by Hans Ostwald
  2. The results of Dr. Thomson's study of the north- west Himalaya and Tibet, and my own of the north- east extreme of Sikkim and Tibet, first gave me an insight into the true structure of this chain. – Himalayan Journals V2. by J. D. Hooker
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