Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
1. The act or process of individuating, especially the process by which social individuals become differentiated one from the other.
2. The condition of being individuated; individuality.
a. The development of the individual from the general or universal.
b. The distinction or determination of the individual within the general or universal.
4. In Jungian psychology, the gradual integration and unification of the self through the resolution of successive layers of psychological conflict.
5. Embryology Formation of distinct organs or structures through the interaction of adjacent tissues.
1. the act or process of individuating
2. (Psychology) (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) zoology the development of separate but mutually interdependent units, as in the development of zooids forming a colony
in•di•vid•u•a•tion(ˌɪn dəˌvɪdʒ uˈeɪ ʃən)
1. the act of individuating.
2. the state of being individuated; individual existence; individuality.
3. Philos. the development of the individual from the general.
the act or process of becoming an individual or distinct entity.See also: Self
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||individuation - discriminating the individual from the generic group or species|
|2.||individuation - the quality of being individual; "so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality"|
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
singularity, uniqueness - the quality of being one of a kind; "that singularity distinguished him from all his companions"