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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a physical thing that typifies an abstract thing; an embodiment or personalization

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. attributing to outside causes.
  • n. embodying in an outward form.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or process of externalizing; the fact or condition of being externalized, made objective or real in space and time, or embodied; embodiment. Also externalisation.
  • n. That process by which a phenomenon of sensation is referred to a point in the space surrounding the body: in contradistinction to localization, by which the phenomenon is referred to some part of the body.

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

  • n. embodying in an outward form
  • n. attributing to outside causes


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  • What so often results might be described as a subjectivization of those norms, that is, their externalization into the medium of expression itself, and a simultaneous inner transformation of their content and significance.

    Introduction: A History of Transatlantic Romanticism

  • Naturally, some kind of externalization would inevitably follow.

    Archive 2009-07-12

  • Those afflicted by this syndrome rationalize their cold-heartedness to themselves by "externalization" (finding outside enemies to blame for their failures) and "splitting" (attempting to hide something in their background that they are ashamed of).

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • The tendency to see a greater or lesser reflection of one's inner state in the outside world is an aspect of "externalization", which is the defensive maneuver by which a person removes the locus of distress from the inner world to the outer world.

    Sigmund, Carl and Alfred

  • "externalization" of hard currency while at the finance ministry.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Kübler-Ross was invited to conduct workshops abroad, and her former employees continue to teach her “externalization” technique in Ireland, Germany, Spain, and New Zealand.

    The Truth About Grief

  • This has particular importance as we grapple with the effects of human consciousness and its externalization in technology on the biosphere.

    Jason Silva: Darwin's Pharmacy: Sex, Plants and the Evolution of the Noosphere

  • Dead parents, I would argue, are an externalization of this nascent independence.

    Nathan Bransford: In Defense of Dead/Absent Parents in Children's Literature

  • It is the unbroken continuation of the Socratic project as condemned by Nietzsche and embraced by Hegel (and geared up by Marx), an idealism that mirrors the constructed world, the world of the abstract animal, and follows the current of externalization of meaning i.e. Entertainment that fills the old lack left open in the mental economy.

    The Imbecilic Utterances (or Why is every man's burden the heaviest?)

  • Ninsei wore him down until the street itself came to seem the externalization of some death wish, some secret poison he hadn't known he carried.

    Wonder Woman and the Lasso of Truth


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