noun Psychoanalysis.
an unconscious psychic process by which a person incorporates into his or her own psychic apparatus the characteristics of another person or object.

1865–70; intro- + (in)jection Unabridged
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introjection (ˌɪntrəˈdʒɛkʃən)
psychol the act or process of introjecting
[C20: from intro- + (pro)jection]

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introjection in·tro·jec·tion (ĭn'trə-jěk'shən)
The process of incorporating the characteristics of a person or object unconsciously into one's psyche, often as a defense mechanism.

in'tro·ject' v.
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