Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
InSight is a robotic Mars lander manufactured in the 2010s which was originally planned for launch in March 2016. The name is a backronym for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport. Due to the failure of its SEIS instrument prior to launch, NASA announced in December 2015 that the mission had been postponed, and in March 2016, launch was rescheduled for 5 May 2018.
The mission's objective is to place a stationary lander equipped with a seismometer and heat transfer probe on the surface of Mars to study its early geological evolution. This would bring new understanding of the Solar System's terrestrial planets — Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars — and Earth’s Moon. By reusing technology from the Mars Phoenix lander, which successfully landed on Mars in 2008, it is expected that the cost and risk will be reduced.
Following a persistent vacuum failure in the main scientific instrument, the launch window was missed, and the InSight spacecraft was returned to Lockheed Martin's factory in Colorado. NASA officials decided in March 2016 to spend an estimated to delay launch of InSight to May 2018.
Insight is the act or result of apprehending the inner nature of things or of seeing intuitively.
Insight may also refer to:
Insight (Australian TV program)
Insight is a current affairs television program, broadcast on the SBS network.
Insight (TV series)
Insight is an American religious-themed weekly anthology series that aired in syndication from October 1960 to 1983. Produced by Paulist Productions in Los Angeles, the series presented half-hour dramas illuminating the contemporary search for meaning, freedom, and love. Insight was an anthology series, using an eclectic set of story telling forms including comedy, melodrama, and fantasy to explore moral dilemmas.
The series was created by Roman Catholic priest Ellwood E. "Bud" Kieser, the founder of Paulist Productions. A member of the Paulist Fathers, an evangelistic Catholic order of priests, he worked in the entertainment community in Hollywood as a priest-producer and occasional host, using television as a vehicle of spiritual enrichment. Many of the episodes of the series were videotaped at CBS Television City and then Metromedia Square.
Insight (email client)
Insight WebClient is an groupware email client from Bynari embedded on Arachne web browser for DOS. It supports IMAP4, POP3 and SMTP email protocol with simple settings. It allows Sunbird, Outlook, and Evolution to work together.
Insight (Adventist magazine)
Insight is a weekly magazine aimed at Seventh-day Adventist young people, published by Review and Herald. It has been described as one of the "most important" Adventist magazines.
Insight (Sunday Times)
Insight is an investigative team for the British newspaper The Sunday Times which is well known for exposing stories such as discovering Soviet defector Kim Philby's role in MI6, investigating the thalidomide controversy, revealing the secret manufacture of nuclear weapons by Israel. and more recently the FIFA cash for votes scandal. The team was started by Clive Irving in 1963.
Andre Todman, better known by his stage name Insight, is a rapper, producer, and DJ based in Boston, Massachusetts. He is an often collaborator to other Massachusetts artists such as Edan, Count Bass D, and Mr. Lif.
Insight is an album by jazz musician Maciek Pysz, released in May 2013 on 33 Jazz Records. All tracks are composed by Pysz, except track 3, which is jointly composed and arranged by Gianluca Corona and Maciek Pysz.
Insight (Prince Lasha album)
Insight is an album by saxophonist/flautist Prince Lasha which was recorded in England in 1966 and originally released on the CBS label.
Insight (public organization)
Insight is a Ukrainian LGBTQI organization. Unlike most Ukrainian LGBT organizations focused on work with gay men and MSM, Insight’s priority is to help lesbians, bisexual women, transgender, queer and intersex people. Insight is one of the few public organizations in working with transgender people.
n. 1 A sight or view of the interior of anything; a deep inspection or view; introspection; frequently used with into. 2 Power of acute observation and deduction; penetration; discernment; perception. 3 (context marketing English) Knowledge (usually derived from consumer understanding) that a company applies in order to make a product or brand perform better and be more appealing to customers 4 Intuitive (l en apprehension) of the inner (l en nature) of a thing (n-g: or) things; (l en intuition). 5 (context artificial intelligence English) An extended understanding of a subject resulting from identification of relationships and behaviors within a model, context, or scenario.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Insight \In"sight`\, n.
A sight or view of the interior of anything; a deep inspection or view; introspection; -- frequently used with into.
He had an insight into almost all the secrets of state.
Power of acute observation and deduction; penetration; discernment; perception.
Quickest insight In all things that to greatest actions lead.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Usage examples of "insight".
But then something unexpected: one of the Afridi, apparently with a rush of insight, shouted at the others, his pronouncement accompanied by a loud guffaw.
Which is why Allo gave him assignments like this, where emotional insight was a key factor.
Signor Americano can give us an insight into the religion of his country--or are the Americani pagans?
She was in many respects what Gaea would have been had she remained mortal, and that was a precious insight.
Although this prince of navigators was in many instances assisted by interpreters in the prosecution of his researches, he still frankly acknowledges that he was at a loss to obtain anything like a clear insight into the puzzling arcana of their faith.
The Guiccioli was to him a Myrrha, but the Carbonari were around, and in the controversy, in which Sardanapalus is engaged, between the obligations of his royalty and his inclinations for pleasure, we have a vivid insight of the cogitation of the poet, whether to take a part in the hazardous activity which they were preparing, or to remain in the seclusion and festal repose of which he was then in possession.
With rare insight and rarer taste he discountenanced the prevalent Merovingian hand, and substituted in eclectic hand, known as the Carolingian Minuscule, which way still be regarded as a model of clearness and elegance.
My son refused to grant me the slightest insight into his intellectual situation, and I could only hope that he might, like me, belong to the race of clairaudient infants.
Roberta Danza, whose intelligence, humor, and insight into character resulted in innumerable improvements in this work, and whose love and spirit fueled the author and all progeny.
There were the moral and poetic insights, and, moreover, there was the style, the vital and penetrating Emersonianism, which aroused, and no doubt, dazzled the youthful and impressionable reader.
This view absolutely excluded its victims from any insight into the beauty and power of the facts of history, as well as from any understanding of their significance.
All these representations of death, however beautiful, or pathetic, or horrible, are based on superficial appearances, misleading analogies, arbitrary fancies, perturbed sensibilities, not on a firm hold of realities, insight of truth, and philosophical analysis.
Folks of all manner had frequently characterized him as priggish, fretful, and faultfinding, but his newfound insights into the nature of existence appeared to have boosted those personality traits, as well.
In chronic glomerulonephritis, for example, a much clearer insight will be needed into the events leading to the destruction of glomeruli by the immunologic reactants that now appear to govern this disease, before one will know how to intervene intelligently to prevent the process, or turn it around.
He communicates a subtle insight into Gypsydom that is totally wanting in the works--mainly philological--of Pott, Liebich .