Introjection Definition

ĭntrə-jĕkshən
noun
An unconscious defense mechanism in which one incorporates characteristics of another person or object into one's own psyche.
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Other Word Forms of Introjection

Noun

Singular:
introjection
Plural:
introjections

Origin of Introjection

  • German Introjektion Latin intrō- intro- Latin -iectiō -iectiōn- throwing (from iactus) (past participle of iacere to throw inject)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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