[ am-bi-vurt ]
/ ˈæm bɪˌvɜrt /
one whose personality type is intermediate between extrovert and introvert.
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British Dictionary definitions for ambivert
/ (ˈæmbɪˌvɜːt) /
psychol a person who is intermediate between an extrovert and an introvert
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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