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Definition of "insight" []

  • The capacity to discern the true nature of a situation; penetration. (noun)
  • The act or outcome of grasping the inward or hidden nature of things or of perceiving in an intuitive manner. (noun)
  • The ability to perceive clearly or deeply; penetration (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A penetrating and often sudden understanding, as of a complex situation or problem (noun)
  • The capacity for understanding one's own or another's mental processes (noun)
  • The immediate understanding of the significance of an event or action (noun)
  • The ability to understand one's own problems, sometimes used to distinguish between psychotic and neurotic disorders (noun)

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Use "insight" in a sentence
  • "GREAT to hear from you, Liz (so to speak -- grin), and your insight is a welcome addition."
  • "This insight is the basis of lease-an-ear, a thriving service branch."
  • "Your insight is about a long as your attention span when dealing with world wide beneficial long term solutions that might take years if not decades to realize."