the act of individuating.
state of being individuated; individual existence; individuality.
Philosophy. the determination or contraction of a general nature to an individual mode of existence; development of the individual from the general.

1620–30; individuate + -ion

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individuation (ˌɪndɪˌvɪdjʊˈeɪʃən)
1.  the act or process of individuating
2.  (in the psychology of Jung) the process by which the wholeness of the individual is established through the integration of consciousness and the collective unconscious
3.  zoology the development of separate but mutually interdependent units, as in the development of zooids forming a colony

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individuation in·di·vid·u·a·tion (ĭn'də-vĭj'ōō-ā'shən)

  1. The act or process of becoming distinct or individual, especially the process by which social individuals become differentiated one from the other.

  2. In Jungian psychology, gradual integration and unification of the self through the resolution of successive layers of psychological conflict.

  3. The formation of distinct organs or structures through the interaction of adjacent tissues in an embryo.

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