Insight meaning

ĭnsīt
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A clear understanding of the inner nature of some specific thing.
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A sight or view of the interior of anything; a deep inspection or view; introspection; frequently used with into.
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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.

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The ability to see and understand clearly the inner nature of things, esp. by intuition.
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A perception produced by this ability.
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(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.
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The ability to discern the true nature of a situation, especially by intuition.
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(artificial intelligence) An extended understanding of a subject resulting from identification of relationships and behaviors within a model, context, or scenario.
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Power of acute observation and deduction; penetration; discernment; perception.
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The act or result of apprehending the inner nature of things or of seeing intuitively.
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Origin of insight

  • 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.

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