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Webster 1913 Edition


Insight

In′sightˊ

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Noun.
1.
A sight or view of the interior of anything; a deep inspection or view; introspection; – frequently used with into.
He had an
insight
into almost all the secrets of state.
Jortin.
2.
Power of acute observation and deduction; penetration; discernment; perception.
Quickest
insight

In all things that to greatest actions lead.
Milton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Insight

IN'SIGHT

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Noun.
in'site. [in and sight.] Sight or view of the interior of any thing; deep inspection or view; introspection; thorough knowledge or skill.
A garden gives us a great insight into the contrivance and wisdom of Providence.

Definition 2023


insight

insight

See also: in sight

English

Noun

insight (countable and uncountable, plural insights)

  1. A sight or view of the interior of anything; a deep inspection or view; introspection; frequently used with into.
    • 1980, Carl Sagan, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,
      The history of our study of our solar system shows us clearly that accepted and conventional ideas are often wrong, and that fundamental insights can arise from the most unexpected sources.
  2. Power of acute observation and deduction; penetration; discernment; perception.
  3. (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
  4. Intuitive apprehension of the inner nature of a thing or things; intuition.
  5. (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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  • insight in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • insight in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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