Dictionary

individuation

noun in·di·vid·u·a·tion \-ˌvi-jə-ˈwā-shən\

Definition of INDIVIDUATION

1
:  the act or process of individuating: as
a (1) :  the development of the individual from the universal
(2) :  the determination of the individual in the general
b :  the process by which individuals in society become differentiated from one another
c :  regional differentiation along a primary embryonic axis
2
:  the state of being individuated; specifically :  individuality

First Known Use of INDIVIDUATION

1628

individuation

noun in·di·vid·u·a·tion \-ˌvij-ə-ˈwā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INDIVIDUATION

1
:  the process in the analytic psychology of C. G. Jung by which the self is formed by integrating elements of the conscious and unconscious mind
2
:  regional differentiation along a primary embryonic axis
in·di·vid·u·ate \-ˈvij-ə-ˌwāt\ transitive verb, in·di·vid·u·at·ed in·di·vid·u·at·ing

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: individuityPrevious Word in the Dictionary: individuateAll Words Near: individuation
March 29, 2015
discomfit Hear it
To thwart or disconcert
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears