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incorporation

[in-kawr-puh-rey-shuh n] /ɪnˌkɔr pəˈreɪ ʃən/
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
1350-1400; Middle English incorporacioun < Late Latin incorporātiōn- (stem of incorporātiō), equivalent to incorporāt(us) (see incorporate1) + -iōn -ion
Related forms
interincorporation, noun
preincorporation, noun
reincorporation, noun
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