externalization

noun ex·ter·nal·i·za·tion \ ek-ˌstər-nə-lə-ˈzā-shən \

Definition of externalization

1 a : the action or process of externalizing
b : the quality or state of being externalized
2 : something externalized : embodiment

Examples of externalization in a Sentence

  1. bizarre paintings that are the externalization of a very troubled psyche

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First Known Use of externalization

1803

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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