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extraversion

[ek-struh-vur-zhuh n, -shuh n; ek-struh-vur-] /ˌɛk strəˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən; ˈɛk strəˌvɜr-/
noun, Psychology
1.
extroversion (def 1).
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95
Related forms
extraversive, extravertive, adjective
extraversively, extravertively, adverb
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Examples from the web for extraversion
  • extraversion refers to being gratified and energized more by external, including social, stimulation.
  • We got identical ratings for extraversion and emotional stability.
British Dictionary definitions for extraversion

extraversion

/ˌɛkstrəˈvɜːʃən/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of extroversion
Derived Forms
extraversive, adjective

extroversion

/ˌɛkstrəˈvɜːʃən/
noun
1.
(psychol) the directing of one's interest outwards, esp towards social contacts
2.
(pathol) a turning inside out of an organ or part
Compare introversion
Derived Forms
extroversive, extraversive, adjective
extroversively, extraversively, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from extro- (variant of extra-, contrasting with intro-) + -version, from Latin vertere to turn
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Word Origin and History for extraversion
n.

1690s, "a turning out," from Medieval Latin extraversionem, from extra "outward" (see extra-) + versionem (see version). Psychological sense is from 1915; see extraverted.

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