externalization

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

Definition of externalization

  1. 1a :  the action or process of externalizingb :  the quality or state of being externalized

  2. 2 :  something externalized :  embodiment

Examples of externalization in a sentence

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

1803

First Known Use of externalization

1803



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