[em-puh-thee] /ˈɛm pə θi/
the psychological identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.
the imaginative ascribing to an object, as a natural object or work of art, feelings or attitudes present in oneself:
By means of empathy, a great painting becomes a mirror of the self.
the power of understanding and imaginatively entering into another person’s feelings See also identification (sense 3b)
the attribution to an object, such as a work of art, of one’s own emotional or intellectual feelings about it
1903, from German Einfühlung (from ein “in” + Fühlung “feeling”), coined 1858 by German philosopher Rudolf Lotze (1817-1881) as a translation of Greek empatheia “passion, state of emotion,” from en “in” (see en- (2)) + pathos “feeling” (see pathos). A term from a theory of art appreciation that maintains appreciation depends on the viewer’s ability to project his personality into the viewed object.
empathy em·pa·thy (ěm’pə-thē)
em’pa·thet’ic (-thět’ĭk) or em·path’ic (-pāth’ĭk) adj.
Identifying oneself completely with an object or person, sometimes even to the point of responding physically, as when, watching a baseball player swing at a pitch, one feels one’s own muscles flex.
[em-ped-uh-kleez] /ɛmˈpɛd əˌkliz/ noun 1. c490–c430 b.c, Greek philosopher and statesman. /ɛmˈpɛdəˌkliːz/ noun 1. ?490–430 bc, Greek philosopher and scientist, who held that the world is composed of four elements, air, fire, earth, and water, which are governed by the opposing forces of love and discord Empedocles Em·ped·o·cles (ěm-pěd’ə-klēz’), Fifth century b.c. Greek philosopher who […]
[ahm-puh-nahzh, em-; French ahn-pe-nazh] /ˌɑm pəˈnɑʒ, ˌɛm-; French ɑ̃ pɛˈnaʒ/ noun, plural empennages [ahm-puh-nah-zhiz, em-; French ahn-pe-nazh] /ˌɑm pəˈnɑ ʒɪz, ˌɛm-; French ɑ̃ pɛˈnaʒ/ (Show IPA) 1. the rear part of an airplane or airship, usually comprising the stabilizer, elevator, vertical fin, and rudder. /ɛmˈpɛnɪdʒ; French ɑ̃pɛnaʒ/ noun 1. the rear part of an aircraft, […]
hardware An in-car audio product that plays MP3 files from a hard disk. It is based around a DEC/Intel StrongARM S-1100 processor and runs a version of Linux. The user interface is written in Python. (http://empeg.com/). See also MPEG. (1999-09-14)
emperipolesis em·per·i·po·le·sis (ěm-pěr’ə-pə-lē’sĭs) n. Active penetration by one cell into and through a larger cell.