I've seen be described in a number of ways. For example, it has been described as a feeling of confidence in the truth of an idea. I don't identify with this. I think that that is more of a gut feeling, and I would think that, by its very nature, is a rational thought process, not just a feeling. I've also seen it described in certain ways that I think are too specialized. For example, as "constructing models" or "using formal logic." I think that these are things that depend more on one's profession than one's inherent skills.
I've been trying to see how I use . I realize that is essentially the random insights I get - possibilities, really. I think that, for me, could be defined as comprehension. I think that it would be defined this way because this is the one part of my thought process that I use a lot and that doesn't fit neatly into any of the other information elements. It could be comprehending a theory, a situation, or a state of reality. The key is not just that I know what, but that I know why. For example, I might believe that I should vote for a specific party in the next election. However, it isn't enough that I simply have a gut feeling as to who to vote for. I have find reasons to comprehend why each party would (and would not) be beneficial to the country, and why it would (and would not) be superior to the other potential parties. After seeing which one would fit the criteria the best, I would decide.
Does this sound like to you? If not, how would you define it?