incorporation

[in-kawr-puh-rey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of incorporating or the state of being incorporated.
2.
the act of forming a legal corporation.
3.
Grammar. the inclusion of the object or object reference within the inflected verb form, a type of word-formation frequent in American Indian languages.
4.
Psychoanalysis. the adoption of the views or characteristics of others, occurring in children as part of learning and maturation and in adults as a defense mechanism.
Compare introjection.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English incorporacioun < Late Latin incorporātiōn- (stem of incorporātiō), equivalent to incorporāt(us) (see incorporate1) + -iōn -ion

interincorporation, noun
preincorporation, noun
reincorporation, noun
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incorporate1
 
vb
1.  to include or be included as a part or member of a united whole
2.  to form or cause to form a united whole or mass; merge or blend
3.  to form (individuals, an unincorporated enterprise, etc) into a corporation or other organization with a separate legal identity from that of its owners or members
 
adj
4.  combined into a whole; incorporated
5.  formed into or constituted as a corporation
 
[C14 (in the sense: put into the body of something else): from Late Latin incorporāre to embody, from Latin in-² + corpus body]
 
in'corporative1
 
adj
 
incorpo'ration1
 
n

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Example sentences
Many rural or suburban residents resist incorporation.
As organisms increase in complexity, we've observed larger incorporation of
  alternative splicing in the processing of genes.
Articles of incorporation have been drawn up and a set of by-laws drafted.
Incorporation with limited liability is a privilege.
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