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insight

1. Psychol
a. the capacity for understanding one's own or another's mental processes
b. the immediate understanding of the significance of an event or action
2. Psychiatry the ability to understand one's own problems, sometimes used to distinguish between psychotic and neurotic disorders

INSIGHT

A simulation and modelling language especially for health care problems.

["Simulation Modeling with INSIGHT", S.D. Roberts Proc 1983 Winter Sim Conf, S.D. Roberts et al eds, pp.7-16].
References in classic literature ?
I might have believed this importunate insight to be merely a diseased activity of the imagination, but that my prevision of incalculable words and actions proved it to have a fixed relation to the mental process in other minds.
The theatre gives you a good deal of insight, and as I told you in my last, I go a good deal to places of amusement.
With a certain amount of insight she drew her young cousin affectionately to her.
Lydgate was fuming a little, pushed his hair back with one hand, felt curiously in his waistcoat-pocket with the other, and then stooped to beckon the tiny black spaniel, which had the insight to decline his hollow caresses.
He had chosen overseers with that swift and intuitive insight into character which in his case amounted almost to genius.
Bertram Arkwright an insight into the rawness and redness of life in the Solomons.
It is, therefore, of the highest importance to gain a clear insight into the means of modification and coadaptation.
Fundamental, lastly, in Burke's power, is his philosophic insight, his faculty of correlating facts and penetrating below this surface, of viewing events in the light of their abstract principles, their causes and their inevitable results.
And as for the lady, she had no sooner secured her lover than she behaved to him before company with the highest degree of indifference; so that Mr Allworthy must have had the insight of the devil (or perhaps some of his worse qualities) to have entertained the least suspicion of what was going forward.
But Henry had saved it; without fine feelings or deep insight, but he had saved it, and she loved him for the deed.
He recalled his own criticisms of Tyndall of his complacent satisfaction in the cleverness of his experiments, and for his lack of philosophic insight.
I may have a little influence over him, perhaps; and a little insight into his character, perhaps.