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.
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.