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[ek-struh-vur-zhuh n, -shuh n; ek-struh-vur-]
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noun Psychology.
  1. extroversion(def 1).
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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


  1. a variant spelling of extroversion
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Derived Formsextraversive, adjective
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Word Origin and History for extraversion


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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