- The definition of insight is being able to see or understand something clearly, often sensed using intuition.
- An example of insight is what you can have about someone’s life after reading a biography.
- An example of insight is understanding how a computer works.
insight definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- the ability to see and understand clearly the inner nature of things, esp. by intuition
- a clear understanding of the inner nature of some specific thing
- Psychol. awareness of one's own mental attitudes and behavior
- Psychiatry recognition of one's own mental disorder
Origin: Middle English insiht: see in- and amp; sight
insight definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The capacity to discern the true nature of a situation; penetration.
- The act or outcome of grasping the inward or hidden nature of things or of perceiving in an intuitive manner.
insight - Computer Definition
insight - Medical Definition
Understanding, especially an understanding of the motives and reasons behind one's actions.
- insightful adjective