individuation

noun in·di·vid·u·a·tion \ ˌin-də-ˌvi-jə-ˈwā-shən \

Definition of individuation

1 : the act or process of individuating: such as
a (1) : the development of the individual from the universal
(2) : the determination of the individual in the general
b : the process by which individuals in society become differentiated from one another
c : regional differentiation along a primary embryonic axis
2 : the state of being individuated; specifically : individuality

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1616

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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individuation

noun in·di·vid·u·a·tion \ -ˌvij-ə-ˈwā-shən \

medical Definition of individuation

1 : the process in the analytic psychology of C. G. Jung by which the self is formed by integrating elements of the conscious and unconscious mind
2 : regional differentiation along a primary embryonic axis

individuate

play \-ˈvij-ə-ˌwāt\ transitive verb individuated; individuating

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