intro-version

introversion

[in-truh-vur-zhuhn, -shuhn, in-truh-vur-]
noun
1.
the act of introverting or the state of being introverted.
2.
the quality, tendency, or disposition of being introverted.
3.
Psychology.
a.
the act of directing one's interest inward or to things within the self.
b.
the state of being concerned primarily with one's own thoughts and feelings rather than with the external environment. Compare extroversion.

Origin:
1645–55; 1910–15 for def 3; < Neo-Latin intrōversiōn- (stem of intrōversiō). See intro-, version

introversive [in-truh-vur-siv] , introvertive [in-truh-vur-tiv] , adjective
nonintroversive, adjective
nonintroversively, adverb
nonintroversiveness, noun
unintroversive, adjective
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introversion (ˌɪntrəˈvɜːʃən)
 
n
1.  psychol the directing of interest inwards towards one's own thoughts and feelings rather than towards the external world or making social contacts
2.  pathol the turning inside out of a hollow organ or part
 
intro'versive
 
adj
 
intro'vertive
 
adj

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introversion in·tro·ver·sion (ĭn'trə-vûr'zhən, -shən)
n.

  1. The act or process of introverting or the condition of being introverted.

  2. The direction of or tendency to direct one's thoughts and feelings toward oneself.


in'tro·ver'sive (-vûr'sĭv) adj.
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