extroversion

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noun ex·tro·ver·sion \ˌek-strə-ˈvər-zhən, -shən\
variants: or

extraversion

Definition of extroversion

  1. :  the act, state, or habit of being predominantly concerned with and obtaining gratification from what is outside the self

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Origin and Etymology of extroversion

German Extraversion, from Latin extra- + versus, past participle of vertere to turn — more at worth


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extroversion

noun ex·tro·ver·sion
variants: or

extraversion

\ˌek-strə-ˈvər-zhən, -shən\play

Medical Definition of extroversion

  1. :  the act, state, or habit of being predominantly concerned with and obtaining gratification from what is outside the self—compare introversion

extroversive

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extraversive

\-siv, -ziv\play adjective

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