extraversion

[ ek-struh-vur-zhuh n, -shuh n; ek-struh-vur- ]
/ ˌɛk strəˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən; ˈɛk strəˌvɜr- /

noun Psychology.


Nearby words

  1. extravasation,
  2. extravascular,
  3. extravascular fluid,
  4. extravehicular,
  5. extravehicular mobility unit,
  6. extravert,
  7. extraverted,
  8. extrema,
  9. extremadura,
  10. extremal

Origin of extraversion

First recorded in 1685–95

Related formsex·tra·ver·sive, ex·tra·ver·tive, adjectiveex·tra·ver·sive·ly, ex·tra·ver·tive·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for extraversion

extraversion

/ (ˌɛkstrəˈvɜːʃən) /

noun

a variant spelling of extroversion
Derived Formsextraversive, adjective

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Word Origin and History for extraversion

extraversion

n.

1690s, "a turning out," from Medieval Latin extraversionem, from extra "outward" (see extra-) + versionem (see version). Psychological sense is from 1915; see extraverted.

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