Idealization

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Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a portrayal of something as ideal; "the idealization of rural life was very misleading"
  • something that exists only as an idea
  • (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a portrayal of something as ideal; "the idealization of rural life was very misleading" ,
  • (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad ,
  • something that exists only as an idea

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Idealization'


  • Idealization: Idealization is the process by which scientific models assume facts about the ... model are about the appropriateness of different idealizations. ...
  • Idealization and devaluation: defense mechanism idealization: a mental mechanism in which the person attributes exaggeratedly positive qualities to the self or others. ...

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