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noun Psychology.
  1. one whose personality type is intermediate between extrovert and introvert.
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Origin of ambivert

1925–30; ambi- + -vert, as in extrovert, introvert
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British Dictionary definitions for ambivert


  1. psychol a person who is intermediate between an extrovert and an introvert
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Derived Formsambiversion (ˌæmbɪˈvɜːʃən), noun
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Word Origin and History for ambivert


"person exhibiting features of an extrovert and an introvert," coined by Kimball Young in "Source Book for Social Psychology" (1927), from ambi- "about, around" + Latin vertere, as in introvert. Related: Ambiversion.

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