- 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.
- 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 of insightMiddle English insiht: see in- and sight
- The ability to discern the true nature of a situation, especially by intuition.
- A perception produced by this ability.
- A sight or view of the interior of anything; a deep inspection or view; introspection; frequently used with into.
- Power of acute observation and deduction; penetration; discernment; perception.
- (marketing) Knowledge (usually derived from consumer understanding) that a company applies in order to make a product or brand perform better and be more appealing to customers
- The act or result of apprehending the inner nature of things or of seeing intuitively
- (artificial intelligence) An extended understanding of a subject resulting from identification of relationships and behaviors within a model, context, or scenario.
- sight in
From Middle English insight, insiht (“insight, mental vision, intelligence, understanding”), from in- (from Old English) + sight, siht (“sight, vision”), or from Old English insiht (“narrative, argument, account”). Compare Dutch inzicht (“insight, awareness, view, opinion”), German Einsicht (“insight, knowledge, perception, understanding”). More at in, sight.