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introspection

Line breaks: intro|spec¦tion
Pronunciation: /ɪntrə(ʊ)ˈspɛkʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of introspection in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The examination or observation of one’s own mental and emotional processes: quiet introspection can be extremely valuable
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  • Establish a comfort zone with the child before you ask for quiet observation or introspection.
  • From the internal viewpoint of introspection, mental reality is composed of sensations and images.
  • The problem is that men tend to heal in private, through introspection and quiet thinking.
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