Individuation



[in-duh-vij-oo-ey-shuh n] /ˌɪn dəˌvɪdʒ uˈeɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
the act of .
2.
state of being ; existence; .
3.
Philosophy. the determination or contraction of a general nature to an mode of existence; development of the from the general.
/ˌɪndɪˌvɪdjʊˈeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of individuating
2.
(in the psychology of Jung) the process by which the wholeness of the individual is established through the integration of consciousness and the collective unconscious
3.
(zoology) the development of separate but mutually interdependent units, as in the development of zooids forming a colony
n.

1620s, from Medieval Latin individuationem, noun of action from individuare, from individuus (see individual). Psychological sense is from 1909.

individuation in·di·vid·u·a·tion (ĭn’də-vĭj’ōō-ā’shən)
n.

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