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

  • n. In psychoanalysis, the part of one's ego that contains an idealized self based on those people, especially parents and peers, one admires and wishes to emulate.

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  • n. (psychoanalysis) the part of the ego that contains an ideal of personal excellence toward which a person strives

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