[ in-truh-vur-zhuh n, -shuh n, in-truh-vur- ]
/ ˌɪn trəˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən, ˈɪn trəˌvɜr- /
the act of introverting or the state of being introverted.
the quality, tendency, or disposition of being introverted.
- the act of directing one's interest inward or to things within the self.
- the state of being concerned primarily with one's own thoughts and feelings rather than with the external environment.Compare extroversion.
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Origin of introversion
OTHER WORDS FROM introversion
in·tro·ver·sive [in-truh-vur-siv] /ˌɪn trəˈvɜr sɪv/, in·tro·ver·tive [in-truh-vur-tiv] /ˌɪn trəˈvɜr tɪv/, adjectivenon·in·tro·ver·sive, adjectivenon·in·tro·ver·sive·ly, adverbnon·in·tro·ver·sive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for introversive
/ (ˌɪntrəˈvɜːʃən) /
psychol the directing of interest inwards towards one's own thoughts and feelings rather than towards the external world or making social contacts
pathol the turning inside out of a hollow organ or part
Derived forms of introversionintroversive or introvertive, adjective
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Medical definitions for introversive
[ ĭn′trə-vûr′zhən, -shən ]
The act or process of introverting or the condition of being introverted.
The direction of or tendency to direct one's thoughts and feelings toward oneself.
Other words from introversionin′tro•ver′sive (-vûr′sĭv) adj.
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