What is an introspection?

What is an introspection? Here are some definitions.

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  1. (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; self-consciousness; reflection.
  2. (object-oriented programming) Clipping of type introspection.
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The transitoriness of life, introspection and spiritual pursuits, are his eternal themes.
Thankfully, though, I believe that the Scottish art world has wider horizons than such navel-gazing, self-pitying introspection.
Often, singer-songwriters have to find a balance between gloomy introspection and poppy melodies.
Permanently in motion, he seemed to fear what he might discover in the calm stillness of introspection.
Neither should life be frittered away because of endless procrastination and continuous introspection.
I tried to write it in a way that showed that it brought about a spot of introspection and self-analysis on my part.

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