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English definition of “introspection”

introspection

noun [U]     /ˌɪn.trəˈspek.ʃən/
examination of and attention to your own ideas, thoughts, and feelings: His defeat in the world championship led to a long period of gloomy introspection.Thinking and contemplating
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