introjection

introjection

[in-truh-jek-shuhn]
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.

Origin:
1865–70; intro- + (in)jection

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introjection (ˌɪntrəˈdʒɛkʃən)
 
n
psychol the act or process of introjecting
 
[C20: from intro- + (pro)jection]
 
intro'jective
 
adj

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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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