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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: introspectio, from introspicere, from specere 'to look'

introspection

noun
     
in‧tro‧spec‧tion [uncountable]
the process of thinking deeply about your own thoughts, feelings, or behaviour

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