- (psychology) A looking inward; specifically, the act or process of self-examination, or inspection of one's own thoughts and feelings; the cognition which the mind has of its own acts and states
- (object-oriented programming) Clipping of type introspection.
the act or process of self-examination
- introspection in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- introspection in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911