[ in-kawr-puh-rey-shuhn ]
See synonyms for incorporation on
  1. the act of incorporating or the state of being incorporated.

  2. the act of forming a legal corporation.

  1. Grammar. the inclusion of the object or object reference within the inflected verb form, a type of word-formation frequent in American Indian languages.

  2. 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.

Origin of incorporation

1350–1400; Middle English incorporacioun<Late Latin incorporātiōn- (stem of incorporātiō), equivalent to incorporāt(us) (see incorporate1) + -iōn-ion

Other words from incorporation

  • in·ter·in·cor·po·ra·tion, noun
  • pre·in·cor·po·ra·tion, noun
  • re·in·cor·po·ra·tion, noun

Words Nearby incorporation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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