Definition of insight noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    insight

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈɪnsaɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnsaɪt//
     
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] (approving) the ability to see and understand the truth about people or situations a writer of great insight With a flash of insight I realized what the dream meant.
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] insight (into something) an understanding of what something is like The book gives us fascinating insights into life in Mexico. I hope you have gained some insight into the difficulties we face.
  3. Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘inner sight, wisdom’): probably of Scandinavian and Low German origin and related to Swedish insikt, Danish indsigt, Dutch inzicht, and German Einsicht.Extra examples Schopenhauer’s insight about music Teachers have to apply in the classroom the insights that they gain in educational courses. The experienced specialist has professional skills and insight. The letters lend some insight into her writing process. The objective of the research is to gain a better insight into labour market processes. The research will provide direct insight into molecular mechanisms. We meet regularly to discuss working methods and share insights. With a flash of insight, she found the solution to the problem. a fresh insight into Picasso’s mind an insight as to how the gene works I hope you’ve gained some insight into the difficulties we face. She was a writer of great insight. The book gives us some fascinating insights into life in Mexico. We meet every year to share insights and experiences. With a flash of insight, I realized what the dream meant.
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