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ego

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noun \ˈē-(ˌ)gō also ˈe-\

Simple Definition of ego

  • : the opinion that you have about yourself

  • psychology : a part of the mind that senses and adapts to the real world

Full Definition of ego

plural egos

  1. 1 :  the self especially as contrasted with another self or the world

  2. 2 a :  egotism 2 b :  self-esteem 1

  3. 3 :  the one of the three divisions of the psyche in psychoanalytic theory that serves as the organized conscious mediator between the person and reality especially by functioning both in the perception of and adaptation to reality — compare id, superego

ego·less adjective

Examples of ego

  1. <I have enough ego not to want to give up easily in any contest or competition.>

  2. <a star athlete with a refreshing lack of ego>



Origin of ego

New Latin, from Latin, I — more at i


First Known Use: 1789


Medical Dictionary

ego

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noun \ˈē-(ˌ)gō also ˈeg-(ˌ)ō\

Medical Definition of ego

plural egos

  1. 1:  the self especially as contrasted with another self or the world

  2. 2:  the one of the three divisions of the psyche in psychoanalytic theory that serves as the organized conscious mediator between the person and reality especially by functioning both in the perception of and adaptation to reality—compare id[1], superego






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