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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Interest in or behavior directed toward others or one's environment rather than oneself.
  • n. A turning inside out, as of an organ or part.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Concern with or an orientation toward others or what is outside oneself; behavior expressing such an orientation; the definitive characteristic of an extrovert.
  • n. The condition of being extrorse, or turned wrong side out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The condition of being turned wrong side out.
  • n. the trait of being interested primarily in things in one's external environement, rather than one's own thoughts and feelings.
  • n. the act of directing one's interests primarily toward things in one's external environement, rather than one's own thoughts and feelings.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, a turning inside out, as of the eyelids (see eversion) or of the bladder—in the latter case, a congenital malformation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (psychology) an extroverted disposition; concern with what is outside the self

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