Definition of Extroversion

1. Noun. (psychology) an extroverted disposition; concern with what is outside the self.

Exact synonyms: Extraversion
Specialized synonyms: Outwardness
Generic synonyms: Sociability, Sociableness
Category relationships: Psychological Science, Psychology
Antonyms: Ambiversion, Introversion

Definition of Extroversion

1. n. The condition of being turned wrong side out; as, extroversion of the bladder.

Definition of Extroversion

1. Noun. (psychology) Concern with or an orientation toward others or what is outside oneself; behavior expressing such an orientation; the definitive characteristic of an extrovert. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Extroversion

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Extroversion

1. 1. A turning outward. 2. A trait involving social intercourse, as practiced by an extrovert. Compare: introversion. Synonym: extraversion. Origin: incorrectly formed fr. L. Extra, outside, + verto, pp. Versus, to turn (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Extroversion

extrinsically
extrinsick
extrinsicness
extroitive
extropian
extropianism
extropic
extropy
extrordinary
extrorsal
extrorse
extrospection
extrospections
extrospective
extroversions
extroversive
extrovert
extroverted
extrovertedly
extrovertish
extrovertive
extroverts
extruct
extructed
extructing
extruction
extructive
extructor

Literary usage of Extroversion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1869)
"(See British Medical Journal, February 13.) The Operations for Extroversion of the Bladder and Epispadias.—In a paper read before the ..."

2. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1886)
"Wood's Operation for Extroversion of the Bladder. DR. EH BENNETT submitted to the Section casts of the original deformity and of its modification, ..."

3. On the Diseases of the Bladder and Prostate Gland by William Coulson (1857)
"... which is denominated fissure, or, more correctly, extroversion of the bladder. The malformation occurs much more frequently in males than in females. ..."

4. Coulson on the Diseases of the Bladder and Prostate Gland by William Coulson (1881)
"imperfect union of the abdominal walls, the result is the abnormity denominated fissure, or, more commonly, extroversion of the bladder. ..."

5. Mechanisms of Character Formation: An Introduction to Psychoanalysis by William Alanson White (1916)
"... X Extroversion AND INTROVERSION There have been a number of efforts to classify men according to their temperament or their way of orienting themselves ..."

6. Plastics and orthopedics by David Prince (1871)
"A Remarkable Case of Extroversion of the Bladder successfully covered by a ... ERICHSEN, of University College, London, speaking of extroversion of the ..."

7. Manual of operative surgery by Holburt Jacob Waring (1898)
"2. CLEFT PALATE. A. Of both hard and soft palate. B. Of soft palate. 3. OPERATION FOR Extroversion OF THE URINARY BLADDER. 4. OPERATION FOR EPISPADIAS. ..."

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