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empathy (ˈɛmpəθɪ)
1.  See also identification the power of understanding and imaginatively entering into another person's feelings
2.  the attribution to an object, such as a work of art, of one's own emotional or intellectual feelings about it
[C20: from Greek empatheia affection, passion, intended as a rendering of German Einfühlung, literally: a feeling in; see en-², -pathy]

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