individuation

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

Definition of individuation

  1. 1 :  the act or process of individuating: 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. 2 :  the state of being individuated; specifically :  individuality

1628

First Known Use of individuation

1628


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individuation

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

Medical Definition of individuation

  1. 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. 2:  regional differentiation along a primary embryonic axis

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individuated

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