- an understanding of relationships that sheds light on or helps solve a problem.
- (in psychotherapy) the recognition of sources of emotional difficulty.
- an understanding of the motivational forces behind one's actions, thoughts, or behavior; self-knowledge.
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British Dictionary definitions for in sight
- the capacity for understanding one's own or another's mental processes
- the immediate understanding of the significance of an event or action
Derived forms of insightinsightful, adjective
Medical definitions for in sight
Other words from insightin′sight•ful (ĭn′sīt′fəl, ĭn-sīt′-) adj.
Idioms and Phrases with in sight
Within one's range of vision, as in The sailboat was still in sight on the horizon. [c. 1200]
Also, in one's sight or sights. Before one's eyes; also, within one's awareness. For example, In the world's sight he was at fault, or Harold had that promotion firmly in his sights. [c. 1200]