- (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 .
the act or process of self-examination
- introspection in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- introspection in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.