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introversion

noun in·tro·ver·sion \ˌin-trə-ˈvər-zhən, -shən\

Definition of INTROVERSION

1
:  the act of introverting :  the state of being introverted
2
:  the state of or tendency toward being wholly or predominantly concerned with and interested in one's own mental life
in·tro·ver·sive \-ˈvər-siv, -ziv\ adjective
in·tro·ver·sive·ly adverb

Origin of INTROVERSION

intro- + -version (as in diversion)
First Known Use: 1654

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Medical Dictionary

introversion

noun in·tro·ver·sion \ˌin-trə-ˈvər-zhən, -shən\

Medical Definition of INTROVERSION

1
:  the act of directing one's attention toward or getting gratification from one's own interests, thoughts, and feelings
2
:  the state or tendency toward being wholly or predominantly concerned with and interested in one's own mental life—compare extroversion
in·tro·ver·sive \-ˈvər-siv, -ziv\ adjective
in·tro·ver·sive·ly adverb

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