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introversion

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

Definition of introversion

  1. 1 :  the act of introverting :  the state of being introverted

  2. 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 play \-ˈvər-siv, -ziv\ adjective
in·tro·ver·sive·ly adverb


Origin of introversion

intro- + -version (as in diversion)


First Known Use: 1654


Medical Dictionary

introversion

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

Medical Definition of introversion

  1. 1:  the act of directing one's attention toward or getting gratification from one's own interests, thoughts, and feelings

  2. 2:  the state or tendency toward being wholly or predominantly concerned with and interested in one's own mental life—compare extroversion

  3. in·tro·ver·sive \-ˈvər-siv, -ziv\play adjective
    in·tro·ver·sive·ly adverb




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