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introjection

[in-truh-jek-shuh n] /ˌɪn trəˈdʒɛk ʃən/
noun, Psychoanalysis
1.
an unconscious psychic process by which a person incorporates into his or her own psychic apparatus the characteristics of another person or object.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; intro- + (in)jection
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British Dictionary definitions for introjection

introjection

/ˌɪntrəˈdʒɛkʃən/
noun
1.
(psychol) the act or process of introjecting
Derived Forms
introjective, adjective
Word Origin
C20: from intro- + (pro)jection
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introjection in Medicine

introjection in·tro·jec·tion (ĭn'trə-jěk'shən)
n.
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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