[ in-truh-jek-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪn trəˈdʒɛk ʃən /
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an unconscious psychic process by which a person incorporates into his or her own psychic apparatus the characteristics of another person or object.
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Example sentences from the Web for introjection
This second piece is the one which has been altered by introjection and which contains the lost object.Group Psychology and The Analysis of The Ego|Sigmund Freud
In the case of introjection, he falls into a ludicrous self-deification or moral self-laceration.Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology|C. G. Jung
British Dictionary definitions for introjection
/ (ˌɪntrəˈdʒɛkʃən) /
psychol the act or process of introjecting
Derived forms of introjectionintrojective, adjective
Word Origin for introjection
C20: from intro- + (pro) jection
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Medical definitions for introjection
[ ĭn′trə-jĕk′shən ]
The process of incorporating the characteristics of a person or object unconsciously into one's psyche, often as a defense mechanism.
Other words from introjectionin′tro•ject′ v.
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