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introspect

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v introspect reflect on one's own thoughts and feelings
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Introspect To look into or within; to view the inside of.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • introspect To look into or within; view the inside of.
    • introspect To practise introspection; look inward; consider one's own internal state or feelings.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Introspect in-tro-spekt′ to look into anything
    • v.i Introspect to practise introspection
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Quotations

  • Frank Moore Colby
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    “By rights, satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. introspectus, p. p. introspicere, to look into; intro, within + specere, to look. See Spy

Usage

In literature:

In these long mourning years she had grown dull; her mental processes were either a sad introspection or reminiscence.
"The Moonshiners At Hoho-Hebee Falls" by Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
She spent no time in introspection, self examination.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
A certain amount of amusement is desirable, and helps to tide over periods that might lag and encourage introspection and worry.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
He thus typified the constant introspection wherewith he tortured, but could not purify, himself.
"The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
She was slow, given to introspection, thoughtful, and not very strong.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
He began to grow introspective.
"The Search" by Grace Livingston Hill
She listened with knitted brows and an introspective glance.
"The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories" by Margaret Collier Graham
Introspection and self-analysis are not congenial to it.
"The Map of Life" by William Edward Hartpole Lecky
Old Antonia was drawn out of her almost trance-like introspection.
"Children of the Desert" by Louis Dodge
As I lay sleepless in my bed, I recommenced that interminable introspection which, heretofore, had been so barren of result.
"The Crack of Doom" by Robert Cromie
The new mood stayed with Elizabeth Hunter and called for much perplexed introspection.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
She perceives the immense value of introspection, but is not lost in its quicksands.
"When Winter Comes to Main Street" by Grant Martin Overton
Perhaps it was his innate feeling, his deep sense of introspection.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
Constant introspection had not destroyed his gift for speculation.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
Jim had introspection enough to see the barrier.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
Then he stood before the fire, and looked me over in his singular introspective fashion.
"Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes" by Various
A variety of interesting occupations tends to divert from delusional introspection.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885" by Various
Morbid introspection had become a part of the young man's pain.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
Juanita running in the twilight to the house interrupted her introspection.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
It seemed, in his introspective state, that God, even, had been cheated.
"At the Crossroads" by Harriet T. Comstock
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In news:

A Fall Introspective (With not quite a straight face ).
Simon's iconic, 14 million-selling melding of Manhattan-esque introspection and African rhythm gets richly deserved in-depth treatment.
With Congress facing approval ratings in the single digits, one might expect some introspection, reflection and even calls for changes.
I can be as introspective as the next guy.
Since arriving back in Green Bay early Tuesday morning, the Packers have benefited from an introspective attitude.
Don Draper's tears marked a shift in tone in "Mad Men" toward introspection and a search for identity.
Ex-Beatle breaks out of his comfort zone, gets introspective on new album.
Muslims throughout the world are preparing to celebrate the holy fasting month of Ramadan, a period devoted to dawn-to- dusk fasting, prayers and spiritual introspection.
Musings on the introspective life.
Indie rock for audiophiles, getting personal in high-rez with the introspective Beatle, and a host of reissues.
The trailers seemed to lead you down a more action-packed path, but "The Grey" turned out to be much more of a survival movie, with a lot of introspective and deep ideas.
Simon's iconic, 14 million-selling melding of Manhattan-esque introspection and African rhythm gets richly deserved in-depth treatment.
Critical Path project provides introspection and institutional memory to game design.
The unique voices of Taylor and King chronicle this group of introspective singer/songwriters.
Andrew Davis, the Lyric 's music director, shapes a finely nuanced reading of the fierce score that highlights its more introspective passages to an unusual extent.
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In science:

In section 17, p. 837, they compare Quantum Logics with other non-classical logics introduced on introspective or philosophical grounds, such as intuistionistic logics.
Connectives in Quantum and other Cumulative Logics
It is indeed surprising that Quantum Logics come to satisfy formal properties designed with a completely different intention: to describe properties “introduced on introspective grounds” and intended to describe disciplined “jumping to conclusions”.
Connectives in Quantum and other Cumulative Logics
Goodfaith: agents commit only to what they believe themselves capable of, and only if they really mean it. • Introspection: agents are aware of their obligations. • Persistenceofmentalstate: agents have perfect memory of, and faith in, their beliefs, and only let go off a belief if they learn a contradictory fact.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
Combining introspection and communication with rationality and reactivity in agents.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
For wholeness of perception, as it appears in introspective analysis, I mean the following.
The quantum speed up as advanced knowledge of the solution
Naive introspection conveys to us the vivid feeling that our visual perception of the outside world is remarkably stable and invariant despite the fact that we move our gaze and body.
Hyperbolic planforms in relation to visual edges and textures perception
This API takes the language‘s introspective abilities to a far more mature stage.
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
Positive introspection gives us (R fip, r, t) (cid:15) KiKiϕ.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
RTSystemEditor can start, stop or reset components, add and remove links and use introspection capabilities to monitor components at run time.
Improving the lifecycle of robotics components using Domain-Specific Languages
For instance, at some point, the model was modified so new components implemented a generic introspection interface.
Improving the lifecycle of robotics components using Domain-Specific Languages
But it is impossible at introspection. In the ant i-de-Sitter world Universe expansion is inevitably replaced by a collapse.
The Universal Arrow of Time III-IV:(Part III) Nonquantum gravitation theory (Part IV) Quantum gravitation theory
At a more introspective level, hadron spectroscopy serves as an entree into the study of nonperturbative phenomena such as colour confinement, chiral symmetry breaking, topological excitations, and gluonic excitations.
Heavy Flavour Spectroscopy
Christakis and Fowler were not the first to look for contagion in observational social network studies, but their study on obesity marks the beginning of an eruption of methodological introspection and critique which CF have recently summarized and addressed .
Statistical Tests for Contagion in Observational Social Network Studies
There is the phenomenal world, extended in phenomenal space and changing in phenomenal time, containing forms that at bottom are bounded regions filled with qualia (introspectible properties like red or green).
Quantum Mechanics and the Cookie Cutter Paradigm
In other words, it can also be used to model other epistemic notions than knowledge, such as introspective belief and even weaker notions.
Semantic results for ontic and epistemic change
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